[TriLUG] Strange Linux (Ubuntu 9.04) Problem

Glenn Hennessee glenn.hennessee at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 11:49:51 EDT 2009

This is probably a silly thing to ask but is the execute bit set?

Brian Weaver wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm kind of clueless with respect to a problem that a co-worker is
> having with her linux system. I'm hoping some might have some clue.
> The system is a Ubuntu 9.04 system and they have a set of executables
> from a vendor. I can see the files with ls, cat them to /dev/null,
> read them with the 'file' command. However as soon as I try to execute
> them or use the ldd command they blow up. For example
> root at system:/tmp/x# uname -a
> Linux system.raritan.com 2.6.28-13-generic #45-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 30
> 19:49:51 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
> root at system:/tmp/x# file lmutil
> lmutil: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV),
> dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.9, stripped
> root at system:/tmp/x# cat lmutil >/dev/null
> root at system:/tmp/x# ls -l lmutil
> -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1001868 2009-06-07 19:01 lmutil
> root at system:/tmp/x# ldd lmutil
> /usr/bin/ldd: line 117: ./lmutil: No such file or directory
> root at system:/tmp/x# ./lmutil
> -bash: ./lmutil: No such file or directory
> Any ideas?

Glenn Hennessee
Department of Chemistry
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27606
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