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Old 08-31-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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can not start xterm on -current


$ ls -l /usr/bin/xterm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 468504 2012-05-04 23.17.25 /usr/bin/xterm

$ /usr/bin/xterm
/usr/bin/xterm: /usr/bin/xterm: cannot execute binary file

$ file /usr/bin/xterm
/usr/bin/xterm: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), stripped

$ ldd /usr/bin/xterm
not a dynamic executable

What kind of sorcery is this?
Old 08-31-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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gazl@ws1:~$ ls -l /usr/bin/xterm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 479288 Aug  9 23:27 /usr/bin/xterm
Doesn't match the filesize and date from my 64-current install. Have you updated to the latest current (RC3)?

Also, could you have accidentally installed 64 bit packages on a 32bit system?

Last edited by GazL; 08-31-2012 at 12:17 PM.
Old 08-31-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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Yep, that was the case, the x86_64 xterm package slipped through. I feel lame... Sorry for the noise.



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