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I tried using command yum install wireshark-gnome to install wireshark on RedHat 6.3. And I make sure the network is ok. But it fails cause by below prompt.

Loaded plugins: product-id, security, subscription-manager
Updating certificate-based repositories.
Unable to read consumer identity
Setting up Install Process
No package wireshark-gnome available.
Error: Nothing to do

It looks repository of yum does not work. It should not have wireshark installation package. So I try intall new repository as below.

wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm
rpm -Uvh remi-release-6*.rpm epel-release-6*.rpm

It still does not work. Could you help me to find a usable repository?

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migrated from serverfault.com May 20 '13 at 15:06

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Why do you expect that it would work after adding a random repo that doesn't contain wireshark at all? Have you tried googling for the error message "unable to read consumer identity"? After doing so, I found this: lpar.ath0.com/2012/09/10/yum-unable-to-read-consumer-identity –  SvW May 20 '13 at 9:52

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You need to register your system to RHN before you can download packages from Red Hat repositories.

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You can install the wireshark-gnome package from the installation DVD or go to the official wireshark website and download the rpm package. other resolutions are register with RHN or add a EPEL repository to yum and the try.

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Try installing rpm provided by CentOS/Scientific Linux. You can also search on rpm.pbone.net site. This package may be compatible for your system. Also check availability and install all other Required packages.

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