I got this seemingly wrong error message from Centos 8 Linux shell :
[[email protected] httpd]# ll total 566 drwxrwxr-x 3 svennd svennd 3 Dec 11 16:23 apps drwxrwxr-x 20 svennd svennd 20 Dec 11 16:23 exts drwxrwxr-x 4 svennd svennd 10 Dec 11 16:23 lib lrwxrwxrwx 1 svennd svennd 8 Dec 11 16:23 tclsh -> tclsh8.4 -rwxrwxr-x 1 svennd svennd 781385 Dec 11 16:23 tclsh8.4 drwxrwxr-x 3 svennd svennd 5 Dec 11 16:23 work [[email protected] httpd]# ./tclsh8.4 bash: ./tclsh8.4: No such file or directory
It’s there right ? So let’s check whats going on with this “No such file”.
[[email protected] httpd]# file tclsh8.4 tclsh8.4: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib/ld-linux.so.2, for GNU/Linux 2.6.9, with debug_info, not stripped
The issue is in the 32-bit information you get here, all modern Linux distributions (here Centos 8) are 64-bit; By default they don’t come with 32-bit library’s; You could try to find out what is going on by using ldd & strace.
But in this case it gave little information :
[[email protected] httpd]# ldd ./tclsh8.4 not a dynamic executable
The solution is to install glibc for i686 (32 bit);
yum install glibc-devel.i686
And voila, magically the error disappeared and I could run this piece of ancient history.