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Old 03-02-2004, 04:42 PM   #1
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Why cant i execute a perl script

When I try to execte my script I get following error:

[root@ scripts]# su cactiuser perl localhost
perl: /usr/bin/perl: cannot execute binary file

I also tried

[root@ scripts]# su cactiuser localhost /bin/bash=/bin/bash: No such file or directory =/usr/bin/lynx: No such file or directory =/usr/bin/head: No such file or directory my: command not found chomp: command not found line 34: syntax error near unexpected token `{' line 34: `if ($hostname eq '') {'
Old 03-02-2004, 05:31 PM   #2
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In order to narrow the possible sources for this error, it might be a good idea to check the system log file, to see if there is a more detailed error message.

In a Debian system this file is located at /var/log/messages

Shortly after reproducing the error, display the newest lines in this usually very long file by typing:

tail /var/log/messages
(You need be root to have access to that file).
Old 03-02-2004, 05:50 PM   #3
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try su - cactiuser perl localhost

su by itself does not set environment variables needed by this script. call it with su - (the minus runs the environment scripts and sets the variables)..


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