Mac Ports is an easy to use system for compiling, installing, and managing open source software.
Mac Ports may be conceptually divided into two main parts: the infrastructure, known as Mac Ports base, and the set of available ports.
As development evolves, the Wireshark sources are compilable most of the time — but not always.
You should take a look at https://buildbot.wireshark.org/trunk/waterfall before fetching or pulling to make sure the builds are in good shape. Fetching should only take a few seconds, even on a slow internet connection.
There are several ways to download the Wireshark source code (as described in Section3.3, “Obtain the Wireshark sources”), but bringing the changes from the official sources into your personal source tree is identical.