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Bug 127275 - execvp: No such file or directory
execvp: No such file or directory
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-07-05 14:56 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Description Need Real Name 2004-07-05 14:56:09 EDT
Description of problem:
I am at my wit's end and need some help. I am running thje
firewall-2.4 stroger script on Redhat 7.3 currently with no problem


I just got a copy of redhat enterprise Linuux 3.0 and I am trying to
replace the 7.3 box with rhel 3.0 .

Now here is the confusion, I cannot seem to run this same script on
rhel 3.0. When i try running it manually from command line, I get the

[root@mybox root]# ./firewall.iptables
: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

When I place the script in the /etc/rc.d/init.d folder and create the
appropriate links to the runlevels I want and boot up I get this error

execvp: nosuch file or directory

As you can see from the script, it has the apropriate path to sh (i.e.
#!/bin/sh).The bad Interprator seems to indicate it cannot find the sh
or bash shell or something. Which is really weird because it works
without a hitch on Redhat 7.3.

I have read various posts about this problem but could not find a
conclusive fix for it . I found some hints that seem to indicate the
execvp error is created by the /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions script but
again no definite fix.

I am desperate and any help or suggestion will be greatly appreciated.


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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download the script from

2.Run the script manually: ./firewall.iptables-2.4

3.Or place script in init script directory and activate during bootup.
Actual results:
When the shell script is manually, it  responds: 

bad interpreter: No such file or directory

When run as an int script during bootup it  says: 

execvp: No such file or directory.

Expected results:
It should just run the shell script and load up the firewall iptables

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-07-05 17:58:56 EDT
URL doesn't work.

I expect you have a carriage return before the linefeed at the end of
the first line.

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