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Old 11-29-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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"wrong ELF machine number"

I think I destroyed my gcc/binutils or something like that when trying to install some cross compilers.
Now, whenever I try to compile anything with gcc (either cross or local) it pops up this error message instead: "wrong ELF machine number".
Sadly I don't find any related problems via google/forum search. Please help me on how to fix my gcc.
I tried removing everything related to gcc/binutils and so on and reinstalling, but I'm quite sure I did not do that right. Else I'd expect it to work now.
Thanks in advance!

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Old 11-29-2010, 06:17 PM   #2
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It would help a great deal if you told us a few things, such as:
1) which distro are you using?
2) did you install packages using your distros package management software and repository?
3) did you install your distro as 32 bit or 64 bit?
4) did you mix 32 bit packages into a 64 bit installation?
Old 11-30-2010, 12:05 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply.
1) It's Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS, kernel 2.6.32-26
2) Yes, I used aptitude to reinstall gcc/-4.4/binutils.
3) 32bit
4) I'm quite sure I have not mixed any 64bit packages into my distribution.


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