In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Wireshark on Fedora 35. For those of you who didn’t know, Wireshark is a popular tool for network protocol analysis used by education institutions and in the industry. It offers both terminal and graphical user interfaces and both are available on Fedora. You can use it either for real-time network analysis or to inspect files with captured traffic. Even Wireshark is a cross-platform tool that is supported by Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, and BSD it was initially created for the Linux platform.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Wireshark network analyzer on a Fedora 35.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 34 or Fedora 35.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Wireshark on Fedora 35
Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:
sudo dnf upgrade sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing Wireshark on Fedora 35.
- Install Wireshark from the default Fedora repository
By default, Wireshark is available on Fedora 35 base repository. The package information about the Wireshark can be displayed with the
dnf info command like below:
sudo dnf info wireshark
Now run the following command to install Wireshark on your fedora system:
sudo dnf install wireshark
- Install Wireshark using RPM.
Now we download Wireshark rpm from the fedoraproject.org website using
Next, install Wireshark using
rpm -ivh wireshark-3.4.8-2.fc35.x86_64.rpm
Step 3. Accessing Wireshark on Fedora Linux.
Once successfully installed, Wireshark can be opened in different ways from the Start Menu or command-line interface. Just type the “
wireshark” to the start menu.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Wireshark. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Wireshark network protocol analysis on your Fedora 35 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Wireshark website.