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Bad Elf Interpreter With Smp Try This

For those of you who do not yet know, I am a total, utter, complete Fedora whore. When it comes to Linux, if it isn't sponsored by Red Hat, I'm not running it. Now I do download other more specific distros, but when I'm installing Linux on a box for everyday or server use, I always grab my trusty Fedora.

However, a few days ago when I was setting up my server again after a hard drive failure, I came across a problem running the Folding at Home x64 SMP client. The error message I got was bad ELF interpreter... which confused me because I don't know how you can possibly interpret a compiled binary. I did a bit of searching, and it turns out that I didn't have some of the required libs, at least not in the format it had to be in.

The culprit was glibc, pretty standard libs, but in it's x86 form, as the x64 files were properly installed. What's weirder is that the Linux SMP client, which is x64 only, needs x86 files to run... hmmm hmm. Anyways, the problem can easily be solved be running the following line at your terminal.

yum install glibc.i686
I used YUM because that's the standard software updater on Fedora for up to Werewolf I think, it's something else for Sulphur, but YUM still is there. You can use apt-get if you're a debian-based guy/gal, or whatever the hell you usually use, you should have repo problems for such an essential package.

SMP should now run smooth. Happy folding!


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