LKBEN11065: Posix error 8: Exec format error


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You get the error message: Exec format error

Cause

none

Solution

The program you try to run is not an executable format. It is relatively easy to generate this error.

Compile a program with gcc

e.g.

gcc testprogram -o testprogram

Now you can run the program and nothing is wrong. You can change the compilation like:

gcc testprogram -c -o testprogram

You will notice that what you get is not an executable. If you make it executable with chmod +x testprogram and try to

run it, you will get the error

-bash: ./testprogram: cannot execute binary file

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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