[conspire] cannot execute binary file

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Aug 31 11:29:13 PDT 2016

Quoting Paul Zander (paulz at ieee.org):

> But for some more complex stuff, this doesn't always work.  For example, 
> I downloaded a Firefox tarball and unpacked it to some directory.   
> .  ./firefox
>  bash: .: ./firefox: cannot execute binary file

Assuming ./firefox has the executable bit, you might have downloaded the wrong
CPU architecture, e.g., trying to run the IA32 version on an x86_64
distro that lacks 32-bit application support.

Or, could be a missing library.  What's the output of 'ldd ./firefox'?

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