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Exec(2): could not load a.out error on HP-UX 11.13 ia64

Raghavender19
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Exec(2): could not load a.out error on HP-UX 11.13 ia64

Hi,

 

I am using HP-UX ia64 and I  I changed the permissions in /usr/lib/hpux32 to 644 recursively….and got this error;

exec(2): could not load a.out . Now the whole machine has gone down and not even pinging. Also, no matter what command i tried on terminal after this , i got that error.

 

I was having permission issues with IHS 8.5 on HP-UX by which i wasnt able to access even default html and i tried with certain recommendations from so websites where similar issue was faced, but it didnt work out.Still i get the 403 forbidden error. And nonw , the machine is also fully down.

 

CAn anyone please let me know if we can fix this.

 

 

P.S. This thread has been moved from general to HP-UX > sysadmin. - Hp Forum Moderator

 

 

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Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Exec(2): could not load a.out error on HP-UX 11.13 ia64

> I changed the permissions in /usr/lib/hpux32 to 644 recursively

 

Never ever use chmod recursively.  Unless you use symbolic format with "+": chmod -R a+x

Try using /sbin/chmod to put it back.

 

Then use swverify to find all of the files that need to be put back to their initial state.