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Old 10-03-2013
Getting Perl err.msg when I login?

Hi, When I login to system. root or any of the user, I get Perl error message. Please advise....

When I login as a user.... I get this err.msg.
Terminal type is vt100
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bash: /usr/local/bin/perl: cannot execute binary file

when I login as root.

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/usr/local/bin/perl: syntax error at line 1: `(' unexpected

-rwxr-xr-x   2 root     root       20284 Sep  6  2006 perl
root@djx1#file perl
perl:           ELF 64-bit LSB executable

perl -v
This is perl, v5.6.0 built for i486-pc-sco3.2v5.0
Copyright 1987-2000, Larry Wall
Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License or the
GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5.0 source kit.
Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found on
this system using `man perl' or `perldoc perl'.  If you have access to the
Internet, point your browser at, the Perl Home Page.

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Old 10-03-2013
There is something in /etc/profile or ~/.profile or some other login script(which file, depends on which shell) which is trying to run a perl script when you login. You need to look at these files to find out what.

I don't believe it's a problem with perl itself, per se, but whatever's trying to use it.

Last edited by Corona688; 10-03-2013 at 12:08 PM..
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Old 10-03-2013
Thank you so much. Yes. /etc/profile was the problem.
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