You'll want to run a program called X WINDOWS SYSTEM. This will allow
you to run Ethereal. It's pretty easy to set up, I'll walk you through it if you'd
like. What version of Mac OS X are you running? If your running Jaguar
10.3.x, you can find it in:
System Folder -> Utilities -> X11
(You can still run it if you're using Panther 10.2.x, but it's slightly more work).
This allows you to run the Graphical User Interface (GUI) that a lot of the Linux
programs require. Such as Ethereal.
If you want to run a non GUI program, then you can just open up a Terminal
window, by going to:
System Folder -> Utilities -> Terminal
Then you can run programs from the command line.
(Both Terminal and X11 are nice things to place in your dock, by the way.)
Don't be afraid to compile. Often time's it's very easy, and only requires
three commands from the terminal in the directory of the program you
want to compile.
Those three commands are:
./configure ./make ./make install
sudo /sw/bin/fink install ethereal It will then ask you for your password, and then you're good to go.
...and unless I made some horrible mistake, you should now be able to run ethereal through X11 by going up to applications and then pulling down to ethereal.
Of course, if I made a mistake somewhere (or everywhere), I'm sure 20 people will jump up and start screaming :-)
Does anyone have any information on getting a PowerBook G4 to run on both Linux and MacOS X? I want to use ethereal and all of those linux programs but I am not very linux savey and I wanted to know if anyone had any detailed install instructions and how to install the programs. I don’t understand how to compile, etc.
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