How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10?

How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10? – In this article, we will install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish).
How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10?

How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10?

Wireshark is a GUI based network packet analysis program that can run on Windows, Linux, macOS operating systems. Wireshark instantly analyzes and stores packets on the network. Wireshark also has a terminal program called “tshark” and has exactly the same features with the GUI.

For more information about Wireshark, please visit our article “What is Wireshark?“.

In our previous articles, we installed the Wireshark network packet analysis program on Windows 10. You can check this article out from the link below.

In this article, we will examine how to install and use Wireshark in Linux systems.

How to Install Wireshark 2.6.3 on Ubuntu 18.10?

The latest version of Wireshark is 2.6.3. To install Wireshark on Ubuntu you need to configure the Official Wireshark Repository.

Wireshark installation on Ubuntu is simple and easy because Wireshark is available in Ubuntu repositories. To install Wireshark 2.6.3 on Ubuntu 18.10 step by step, please follow the following steps.

   Step 1

To add Wireshark to Ubuntu 18.10 Repository, open Terminal and execute the following command, and then press Enter.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable

 
How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10?

   Step 2

To update the Ubuntu 18.10 package list, follow the sudo apt-get update command.

sudo apt-get update

 
How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10?

   Step 3

To start installing Wireshark in Ubuntu, execute the sudo apt-get install wireshark command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get install wireshark

 
How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10?

   Step 4

Press Y to allow setting up dependent packages for Wireshark, and then press Enter.

How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10?

   Step 5

If you want to allow non-superusers to perform packet analysis on the network, press Enter on the Yes option. We recommend that you do not allow non-superusers users to perform packet analysis on a secure computer.

How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10?

   Step 7

After you have successfully installed Wireshark 2.6.3 on Ubuntu 18.10, you can check the version of the program in Help / About.

How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10?

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How to Uninstall Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10?

You can use Terminal or Packet Manager to completely uninstall Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10. The easiest way to uninstall Wireshark in Ubuntu is to use the Terminal.

To remove Wireshark on Ubuntu step by step, please follow the steps below.

   Step 1

To find the locations where Wireshark is installed, execute the whereis wireshark command in Terminal.

whereis wireshark

 
How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10?

   Step 2

To remove Wireshark in Ubuntu, follow the command sudo apt-get remove –autoremove wireshark wireshark-* in Terminal.

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove wireshark wireshark-*

 
How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10?

   Step 3

Press Y to confirm Wireshark removal and press Enter.

How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10?

   Step 4

Check the location where Wireshark is installed again. If there is a file for Wireshark, delete it with sudo rm -rf.

sudo rm -rf /etc/wireshark/

 
How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 18.10?

How to Uninstall Wireshark from Ubuntu ⇒ Video

You can watch the video below to completely remove Wireshark from Ubuntu 18.10, and you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us!

  Final Word

In this article, we have installed the Wireshark program, which allows you to perform network packet analysis on the Linux based Ubuntu operating system. Thanks for following us!

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