Recently I installed RedHat 7.0 on a vanilla Pentium that had been
running RedHat 6.1 for months. The install seemed to go smoothly,
and the machine seemed just fine for about a week or so. Then I
started receiving bizarre "file not found" errors for executables
that did exist.
For example, I'd try to run 'ps', and I'd get "file not found" even
though (1) it did exist, (2) it was in my PATH, (3) it had its execute
permissions turned on, and (4) 'ldd /bin/ps' and 'file /bin/ps' had no
problem reading the file and providing me with valid information about
Things went downhill from there. 'fsck' reported no problems with any
of the partitions, but /var/log disappeared--I have no idea why--and in
the end I wound up re-installing RedHat 7.0. Re-format the disk, check
all the blocks, the whole she-bang. Again, the install went smoothly,
and all the disk checks came up clean.
But now I'm receiving bizarre error messages again. This time, it's
/usr/local/office52/user/sofficerc that's the source of the errors.
I re-installed StarOffice, using a fresh download from Sun, and the
install was uneventful... but now attempting to start StarOffice
results in a dialog claiming "the following file could not be found!"
As with /bin/ps earlier, the file does exist, does have appropriate
permissions, and can be read by utilities such as 'more'.
Has anyone else seen this problem? Better yet, anyone know of a solution?