Unable to execute gnucash on Solaris 9

Beth Leonard beth at oasis.slimy.com
Wed Dec 7 00:41:01 EST 2005

On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 09:25:45PM -0500, KSGROI3 at twcny.rr.com wrote:
> I installed Gnucash 1.4.7 on Solaris 9 (I know this is an older version
> but it's the closest one I could find for SOlaris 9 - even though it was
> build for Solaris 8).
> But when I run /usr/local/bin/gnucash I get the following error:
> ./gnucash: syntax error at line 1: `(' unexpected
> I installed gnucash from GNUcash.1.4.7.Solaris.8.pkg
> using pkgadd - am I executing the right binary to launch Gnucash once it
> is installed?

I agree that you need a newer version of gnucash, but with respect
to your particular error, a little bird whispered in my ear that
Solaris did not recognize your binary as a valid binary, and attempted
to execute it as a shell script instead.  i.e. the binary you're
using is not compatible with your OS and/or processor; you'll need a
different binary.

+                             Beth Leonard                          +
+       O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave              +
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