I'm trying to install JasperReports Server 4.1 on Linux ubunto (release 11.04) and have following message:

-bash: ./jasperreports-server-cp-4.1.0-linux-x64-installer.run: cannot execute binary file

Is any idea what should I do in order to insall Jasper?

Previously, I installed JasperReports Server 4.0 on Linux Red Hat without any problem. Is it related specifically to Linux ubuntu?

Here are the output for the commands uname and ls -al:

uname -a

Linux 64-cncrclinrpts 2.6.38-11-generic-pae #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 29 20:51:21 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

ls -al jasperreports-server-cp-4.1.0-linux-x64-installer.run

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 329844862 2011-09-09 09:11 jasperreports-server-cp-4.1.0-linux-x64-installer.run

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You are trying to run a 64-bit binary on a 32-bit system.

Your uname -a indicates you are running a 32-bit kernel, and the filename you are trying to run gives the clue "x64". Running file on this file will give you the whole story.

You probably want jasperreports-server-cp-4.1.0-linux-x86-installer.run

Alternatively, you can run the installer you have on a 64-bit Linux system.

  • Thank you, PDO. I installed successfully 32-bit edition. Thank you for help. Best Regards. – user10736 Sep 14 '11 at 13:16

This might indicate that an interpreter doesn't exist, although on my system I get a different (more useful) error message through some extra magic bash must have added.

$ cat > test.sh <<EOF
echo "Hi."
$ chmod u+x test.sh
$ ./test.sh
-bash: ./test.sh: /bin/nonexistent/sh: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

It'd be helpful if you'd learn a bit more about this file: what does file jasperreports-server-cp-4.1.0-linux-x64-installer.run say? If it says it is a dynamic elf binary, what does ldd jasperreports-server-cp-4.1.0-linux-x64-installer.run say?

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    Still wondering what file jasperreports-server-cp-4.1.0-linux-x64-installer.run says. The ldd output suggests to me that it's interpreted but I don't know what the interpreter is. – Scott Lamb Sep 13 '11 at 17:00
chmod +x jasperreports-server-cp-4.1.0-linux-x64-installer.run

then attempt to run it again, if it still doesn't work what is the ls -al for the file.

  • What is the output of uname -a? You probably are missing libraries for the 64 bit version. – Vern Burton Sep 13 '11 at 17:25

You could run strace ./jasperreports-server-cp-4.1.0-linux-x64-installer.run to see what really happens there.

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