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I have connected to remote Linux desktop (Ubuntu 13.10) using ssh command and try to run following command on remote desktop. On my host machine I am using Ubuntu 12.04.

On remote desktop:

I have copy of FriendlyARM board's toolchain at '/home/linuxUser/FriendlyArm/opt/FriendlyARM/toolschain/4.5.1/' location.

I open a terminal set PATH environment variable by,

$ export PATH=/home/linuxUser/FriendlyArm/opt/FriendlyARM/toolschain/4.5.1/bin:$PATH

now try to run my hello.c program by

$ arm-linux-gcc hello.c

I got error:

-bash: /home/linuxUser/FriendlyArm/opt/FriendlyARM/toolschain/4.5.1/bin/arm-linux-gcc: No such file or directory

I run following command for some more information

$ echo $PATH


$ ls -l ~/FriendlyArm/opt/FriendlyARM/toolschain/4.5.1/bin/arm-linux-gcc

lrwxrwxrwx 1 linuxUser linuxUser 26 Sep 28  2010 /home/linuxUser/FriendlyArm/opt/FriendlyARM/toolschain/4.5.1/bin/arm-linux-gcc -> arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc

ls -l ~/FriendlyArm/opt/FriendlyARM/toolschain/4.5.1/bin/arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc

-r-xr-xr-x 2 linuxUser linuxUser 249588 Sep 24  2010 /home/linuxUser/FriendlyArm/opt/FriendlyARM/toolschain/4.5.1/bin/arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc
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Did you try /home/linuxUser/FriendlyArm/opt/FriendlyARM/toolschain/4.5.1/bin/arm-linux-gcc hello.c – Sylvain Pineau Apr 7 '14 at 8:41
I tried that also but got same error. – beparas Apr 7 '14 at 9:03
Did you restart the system or logout and back in? – ChrisR. Apr 7 '14 at 10:52
The program can't find a library it depends on. Run ldd ~/FriendlyArm/opt/FriendlyARM/toolschain/4.5.1/bin/arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc to see what libraries it wants and can't find. – psusi Apr 7 '14 at 14:40
up vote 2 down vote accepted

It's not related to a $PATH error, on 13.10 you need to install the 13.04 ia32-libs package.

You can download the ia32-libs package from the raring repository.

Download it from a mirror and install it manually, then you should run the arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc executable.

sudo dpkg -i ./ia32-libs_20090808ubuntu36_amd64.deb
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