[sudo-users] Execution permission denied

Bob Proulx bob at proulx.com
Mon Feb 28 17:49:50 EST 2005

> lars ebeling wrote:
>>>sh: sudo: Execute permission denied.

That sounds like the wrong binary architecture.  In that case the
"magic number" of the file fails and the shell tries to run it like a

What does "file" say on it?  What is the output of these commands?  I
am guessing (as Todd seemed to be) that there is an architecture

  uname -a
  file /usr/local/bin/sudo

Todd C. Miller wrote:
> You said this is HP-UX 11.11 but is it a pa-risc or ia64 (itanium)
> CPU?  The binaries on sudo.ws are for pa-risc CPUs, not ia64.

As far as I know HP-UX 11.11 is only on PA-RISC.  The first HP-UX
supporting IA64 is HP-UX 11.22 and later.  So 11.11 would imply a
parisc machine.  HP-UX 11.23 is the current release for ia64.  HP-UX
11.23 has only recently been released for the HP s800 machines
(notably not yet supporting the HP s700 machines).


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