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Running The pkg Or updatetool Utilities On A Pure 64-Bit Linux Installation Results In The Error "/lib/ bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory" (Doc ID 1499012.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 31, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle GlassFish Server - Version 3.1.2 and later
Linux x86-64


With a typical GlassFish Server installation on a machine that has access to the internet, either directly or through a proxy, the pkg and updatetool utilities must be run once to bootstrap themselves.  That is, by default, the GlassFish Server installation does not supply the actual implementations of these tools and has versions of the commands that can download the real utilities and install them.  This bootstrapping works without error on a pure 64-bit Linux installation.  

However, when an attempt is made to run the real version of the commands, that fails with an error.  For example, an attempt to run either pkg or updatetool reports:


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