In general, installing the binary under your version of UNIX will be specific to the installation methods used with your version of UNIX. For example, under AIX, you would use smit to install the Wireshark binary package, while under Tru64 UNIX (formerly Digital UNIX) you would use setld.
Use the following command to install the Wireshark RPM that you have downloaded from the Wireshark web site:
rpm -ivh wireshark-1.11.i386.rpm
If the above step fails because of missing dependencies, install the dependencies first, and then retry the step above. See Example 2.3, “ Installing required RPMs under Red Hat Linux 6.2 and beyond ” for information on what RPMs you will need to have installed.
If you can just install from the repository then use:
aptitude install wireshark
aptitude should take care of all of the dependency issues for you.
Use the following command to install downloaded Wireshark deb's under Debian:
dpkg -i wireshark-common_1.11.0-1_i386.deb wireshark_1.11.0-1_i386.deb
dpkg doesn't take care of all dependencies, but reports what's missing.
By installing Wireshark packages non-root users won't gain rights automatically to capture packets. To allow non-root users to capture packets follow the procedure described in /usr/share/doc/wireshark-common/README.Debian
Use the following command to install Wireshark under Gentoo Linux with all of the extra features:
USE="adns gtk ipv6 portaudio snmp ssl kerberos threads selinux" emerge wireshark