[TriLUG] Strange Linux (Ubuntu 9.04) Problem

Brian Weaver cmdrclueless at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 11:44:42 EDT 2009

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?


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