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Re: No such file or directory


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: No such file or directory
Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 15:10:00 -0500
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On 1/1/13 2:49 PM, Aharon Robbins wrote:
> In article <address@hidden>,
> Michael Williamson  <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have a complaint. Apparently, when unknowingly attempting to run a
>> 32-bit executable file on a 64-bit computer, bash gives the error message
>> "No such file or directory". That error message is baffling and frustratingly
>> unhelpful. Is it possible for bash to provide a better error message
>> in this case?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> -Mike
> 
> It's not Bash. That is the error returned from the OS in errno when
> it tries to do an exec(2) of the file.  Bash merely translates the
> error into words.

FWIW, the file in question that's not found is either the 32-bit version
of the loader or one of the required 32-bit libraries, not the binary
itself.

Chet

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