Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127275
execvp: No such file or directory
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:02 EST
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
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.
It should just run the shell script and load up the firewall iptables
URL doesn't work.
I expect you have a carriage return before the linefeed at the end of
the first line.