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Old 08-15-2008, 03:34 PM   #1
Lickwid
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New and upgraded packages give "No such file or directory" error.


Hello there, Arch (and Linux, in honesty) newbie here. I've installed the archlinux-2008.06-core-x86_64 ISO on my PC, and I'm having a rather frustrating problem with it.

While installing certain packages such as alsa-utils and X using pacman, I find that when I try to run any of their commands afterwards (such as alsamixer or "Xorg -configure") I get the following error back:

Code:
-bash: /usr/bin/name: No such file or directory
I thought this might just be a the system being stupid so I decided to run "pacman -Syu" to upgrade the entire system. Now pacman returns the same error to me when I try and run it, so do vi, nano, and all other packages that were upgraded. Keep in mind that I could run these programs perfectly before.

When I run the command "which filename" I usually get a message back giving me a file path (usually something like - in the case of vi - /usr/bin/vi)

Anybody have any ideas?
 
Old 08-15-2008, 06:38 PM   #2
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A guess : permission problems.
Try the command 'id' (if it works ..)

Either the "new" applications by mistake require
that you are a member of a different group,
or you have lost a group.

Good Luck !
 
Old 08-15-2008, 08:22 PM   #3
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You are missing the ia32libs compatibility package. Install it using your preferred installation method.

The "No such file or directory" message here is actually referring to a shared library that can't be loaded.

Symptoms:

$ file yourbinary

will show yourbinary as being a shared library binary, but:

$ ldd yourbinary

will show "not a dynamic executable".
 
Old 09-03-2008, 01:52 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Mr. C. View Post
You are missing the ia32libs compatibility package. Install it using your preferred installation method.

The "No such file or directory" message here is actually referring to a shared library that can't be loaded.

Symptoms:

$ file yourbinary

will show yourbinary as being a shared library binary, but:

$ ldd yourbinary

will show "not a dynamic executable".
Where can I get ia32libs? Is it part of any pacman repositories anywhere?

Thanks in advance.
 
  


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