Install Wireshark 2.2.0 via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04

Last updated: September 13, 2016

wireshark 2.2.0 PPA

Wireshark 2.2.0, new stable release of open-source network analyzer, is finally available for install or upgrade via PPA repository, in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 12.04.

Wireshark 2.2.0 new features:

  • “Decode As” support
  • support exporting packets as JSON
  • new file format decoding support
  • a wide range of new protocol support, including
    • Apache Cassandra
    • USB3 Vision Protocol
    • USIP protocol
    • UserLog protocol
    • Zigbee Protocol Clusters
    • Cisco ttag, and much more.

How to install Wireshark 2.2 in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu LTS: 16.04, 14.04, 12.04, Linux Mint 17/18, and the old Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, you can install Wireshark 2.2 from its official PPA by following the steps below one by one:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

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

Type in your password when it asks and hit Enter.

2. To upgrade from a previous release, launch Software Updater (or Update Manager for Mint) and install the software updates after checking updates.

Or install / upgrade Wireshark 2.2 from command line:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wireshark

Uninstall Wireshark 2.2.0:

To uninstall the new release to downgrade it to the stock version of Wireshark in Ubuntu repository, run command:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:wireshark-dev/stable


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