wireshark: error while loading share libraries

Asked by Will Goodman on 2020-10-23

After installing Wireshark in Ubuntu and then attempting to launch the program via the CLI I get this error:

wireshark: error while loading shared libraries: libQt5Core.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Can someone help with this please?

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

For diagnostic purposes, what is he output of the commands (to be executed in a terminal window)

uname -a
lsb_release -crid
apt-cache policy libqt5core5a

Will Goodman (wegoodman) said : #2

will@IT-NETANALYSTLT:~$ uname -a
Linux IT-NETANALYSTLT 4.4.0-19041-Microsoft #488-Microsoft Mon Sep 01 13:43:00 PST 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
will@IT-NETANALYSTLT:~$ lsb_release -crid
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
Release: 20.04
Codename: focal
will@IT-NETANALYSTLT:~$ apt-cache plicy libqt5core5a
E: Invalid operation plicy

Will Goodman (wegoodman) said : #3

will@IT-NETANALYSTLT:~$ apt-cache policy libqt5core5a
  Installed: 5.12.8+dfsg-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 5.12.8+dfsg-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 5.12.8+dfsg-0ubuntu1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

What is the output of:

sudo updatedb; locate libQt5Core*

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #5

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