My Oracle Support Banner

Scheduler Job of Type 'EXECUTABLE' Fails with ORA-27369 "exit code: 255" STANDARD_ERROR="execve: Exec format error" (Doc ID 555160.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.1 to 10.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Sometimes the the scheduler job of type 'EXECUTABLE' - external job- fails with exit code: 255
STANDARD_ERROR="execve: Exec format error"
Although the the shell script have a reference to the shell executable  (like #!/usr/bin/ksh  for example) .

For example:





To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

In this Document

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.