I've downloaded a game (Shank) but the bin file doesn't run. The error that is shown when I try to launch the executable is:
bash: ./shank-linux-120720110-1-bin: No such file or directory
You're probably trying to run a 32-bit binary on a 64-bit system that doesn't have 32-bit support installed.
There are three cases where you can get the message “No such file or directory”:
The error message in this last case is admittedly confusing. What it's telling you is that a key component of the runtime environment necessary to run the program is missing. Unfortunately, the channel through which the error is reported only has room for the error code and not for this extra information that it's really the runtime environment that's to blame. If you want the technical version of this explanation, read Getting “Not found” message when running a 32-bit binary on a 64-bit system.
In Ubuntu up to 11.04, to run a 32-bit binary on a 64-bit installation, you need to install the
By installing the deb for 32 bit I realized I was missing some libraries (in addition to ia32-libs and libc6). I first solved this problem by giving this command:
Then I got another error:
Obviously, these libraries were properly installed. Without going into details I had to link the libraries by hand. I realized then that could also an easier solution through Synaptic install the following packages:
After that the next problem was the black screen while playing, which I solved by replacing the executable in /Shank/bin with this: http://treefort.icculus.org/smb/smb-linux-mesa-hotfix-test.tar.bz2.
I hope it will be useful to someone. If you need more help or more details please feel free to contact me.
64 bit Ubuntu Multiarch systems
Follow this answer only if the output of
To run 32bit executable file in a 64 bit multi-arch Ubuntu system, you have to add
try this command, it works