"no such file or directory" when executing executables, 7.10

Bug #160088 reported by Forrest Sheng Bao on 2007-11-04
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Bug Description


I found a strange problem on my new Ubuntu 7.10 64 version. If I wanna run some programs, I get "no such file or directory" error. This problem happened even when I am just in the directory of this program.

For example, i am directory ~. And there is an executable called foo. If I run it by


Then I will get the output, say foo, no such file or directory.

I have authorized enough privilege to run that program.

I got confused on this problem which has never occurred in my previous 2 years time of using Ubuntu.


pigguo (pigguo) wrote :

I happened to the same problem.
both on 64bit version
7.04 desktop and 7.10 server
some could run while others cannot

Forrest Sheng Bao (forrest.bao) wrote :

I have found how to solve this problem, installing 32-bit libraries.

See my blog content: http://forrestbao.blogspot.com/2007/11/enabling-32-bit-executables-on-ubuntu.html

But I recommend Ubuntu team can install 32-bit support by default to 64-bit version.

Murat Gunes (mgunes) wrote :

This bug report is being closed due to your last comment regarding this being fixed with the installation of certain packages. The changes you are requesting aren't really a bug and require more discussion, which should be done on an appropriate mailing list or forum. http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/mailinglists might be a good start for determining which mailing list to use.

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