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    Can't find an "installed" program


    I'm a Linux noob, and and cannot find an application that I am being told is installed on this system. I am in an IT position and am in the process of doing a vulnerability report on a SUSE 10 enterprise system. A scan report shows that Wireshark is installed on the system but I do not see it listed in yast nor can any other searches locate it. Is it called something else possibly or is the scan wrong? Possibly it's misidentifying it as Wireshark when it's really something else. Anyone know another way to look on this system to find if it was installed?

    I am also getting an error when using yast and going to software management. It says

    "There was an error in installation source initionalization. iso:///?iso=sles1-_sp2.iso&url=dir:///maintenance/root/:
    Can't parse packages file: Can't open /var/lib/zypp/cache/Sourse.620Hzs/DATA/descr/packages"

    then hit ok, then this message

    "Warning, No installation source is defined. Only installed packages are displayed."

    Then if I go to installed packages it shows everything else, except Wireshark.

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    Hello and Welcome!

    I'm not a SUSE guy, but do you get anything from:
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    which wireshark
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    locate wireshark
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    I had already tried to use the locate command and it couldn't find anything. I then just searched for "wire" and all that came up was a wireless utility. haven't tried the which command yet.

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    Could you post the output the above commands?
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    A) Someone defined an ISO image as a source repository for your SLES installation. Since this ISO is not available at the path defined and you have no other installation sources, the clear message is:

    Code:
    Warning, No installation source is defined. Only installed packages are displayed.
    B) Before it was renamed Wireshark, it was called Ethereal. Some quick Googling will explain the transition. So for a SLES system, you will see:

    Code:
    zypper se ethereal
    
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 | package | ethereal       | 0.10.14-16.37 | x86_64
    * The zypper command has changed between SLES 10 SP versions, so the required syntax may vary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HROAdmin26 View Post
    Someone defined an ISO image as a source repository for your SLES installation
    I missed that entirely.
    Good catch!
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