[Slackbuilds-users] wireshark issues

B Watson yalhcru at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 19:01:32 UTC 2011

On 10/11/11, Chris ABELA <chris.abela at maltats.com> wrote:

> /sbin/setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin=eip /usr/bin/dumpcap
> unable to set CAP_SETFCAP effective capability: Operation not permitted

Did you run the command as root (or at least with sudo)? Normal users
can't use setcap.

If you still get "operation not permitted" when running setcap as root,
it's possible you're using a filesystem that doesn't support POSIX
capabilities. However, all the filesystem types Slackware normally uses
(the ones listed in the installer) do support capabilities, so unless
you're doing something weird/interesting/unusual, you shouldn't be having
this problem.

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