Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

This question already has an answer here:

Okay, I'm completely baffled on this one. I'm installing a piece of software called InterPro Scan for my superiors, and it is complaining about an executable not existing. Please see below.

root@cpt:/usr/local/lib/iprscan# bin/Linux/seqret 
bash: bin/Linux/seqret: No such file or directory
root@cpt:/usr/local/lib/iprscan# ls bin/Linux/seqret 
root@cpt:/usr/local/lib/iprscan# stat bin/Linux/seqret 
  File: `bin/Linux/seqret'
  Size: 949624          Blocks: 1856       IO Block: 4096   regular file
Device: 801h/2049d      Inode: 38541532    Links: 1
Access: (0755/-rwxr-xr-x)  Uid: ( 1257/ UNKNOWN)   Gid: ( 1055/ UNKNOWN)
Access: 2013-06-17 17:28:41.317364148 -0500
Modify: 2009-12-16 05:57:46.000000000 -0600
Change: 2013-06-17 17:28:33.049363860 -0500
 Birth: -
root@cpt:/usr/local/lib/iprscan# md5sum bin/Linux/seqret 
bc08e679fb146bc47e6f41636dcc1f88  bin/Linux/seqret
root@cpt:/usr/local/lib/iprscan# file /usr/local/lib/iprscan/bin/binaries/seqret

/usr/local/lib/iprscan/bin/binaries/seqret: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.2.5, not stripped

It exists! But it says it doesn't? I'm incredibly confused.

root@cpt:/usr/local/lib/iprscan# /usr/local/lib/iprscan/bin/iprscan -cli -i /usr/local/lib/iprscan/test.seq -o /usr/local/lib/iprscan/test.out -format raw -goterms -iprlookup

This calls the wrapper script:

/usr/local/lib/iprscan/conf/seqret.sh: line 18: /usr/local/lib/iprscan/bin/binaries/seqret: No such file or directory
/usr/local/lib/iprscan/bin/iprscan: checkParams: unable to create input files: formatSequences: 

This is the original call to the wrapper script:

/usr/local/lib/iprscan/conf/seqret.sh  /usr/local/lib/iprscan/tmp/20130617/iprscan-20130617-17561022/iprscan-20130617-17561022.seqs > /usr/local/lib/iprscan/tmp/20130617/iprscan-20130617-17561022/iprscan-20130617-17561022.input.formatted: exit status 127

All of the input files exist.

The wrapper script itself

root@cpt:/usr/local/lib/iprscan# cat /usr/local/lib/iprscan/conf/seqret.sh

##### NOTE ####
# Should be already set by iprscan_wrapper.pl.
# If not just add the full path to your iprscan installation

#Needed for seqret & sixpack emboss applications


# "$@" is related to the command line of formatcmd tag in file iprscan.conf.
$IPRSCAN_HOME/bin/binaries/seqret -osf fasta -auto -stdout "$@"
share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Gilles, Michael Mrozek Jun 17 '13 at 23:34

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Common mistake, it's probably a script and the first line to the interpretor is missing or something similar, sometimes if the line ends with a ^M you get this too. – EightBitTony Jun 17 '13 at 22:53
Doesn't look like it... I'm adding the wrapper script for reference. – EricR Jun 17 '13 at 22:56
@EightBitTony a bad interpreter path error is usually shown as something else. For example – Bratchley Jun 17 '13 at 22:57
@JoelDavis, a bash script calls an executable, which complains about itself not existing. – EricR Jun 17 '13 at 23:00
What does file /usr/local/lib/iprscan/bin/binaries/seqret return. – EightBitTony Jun 17 '13 at 23:01

Based on evidence that stackexhcange poped up with after I'd posted my question, I'm guessing that this will be the cause of the problem. I'm installing 32 bit libraries now.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.