Re: Linux ssh Logon error prompt

From: Justin Mungal <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 05:49:47 -0600
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The error indicates, to me at least, that there is some kind of problem with the Bash shell executable. Have you confirmed that /bin/bash actually exists? Are the permissions of the executable set correctly? Here's how they look on an OL6 VM I have running:

[root_at_12cR1EE ~]# ls -l /bin/bash
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 903272 Dec 19 2012 /bin/bash


On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 5:31 AM, Ndidi Ibeachum <> wrote:

> Dear Gurus;
> I have a problem I stumbled upon and I am hoping you can direct me on a
> fix even though this is a Linux question and sort of trivial.
> The Environment is Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 (x86-64). I am configuring
> some Linux servers for an oracle installation.
> I noticed that after setting up the environments and user equivalence
> using included in the GI package, using ssh to
> log on to another server succeeds but throws the following error after
> login:
> *-bash: [/bin/bash: no such file or directory*
> This problem does not happen when I log on to any users shell normally, it
> only does using ssh to another server.
> I have checked the $PATH variables and /etc/profile, the .bash_profile for
> all the users and all the servers.
> I also tried loading the path variables in .bashrc.
> I have created another user afresh and tested and it still gives the same
> error.
> At a point I thought it was the "PermitUserEnvironment" directive in
> sshd_config which was causing the problem and set it to "yes" but the
> problem still persists.
> I am at a loss to where this problem is coming from.
> Could it be an edit I made or something wrong elsewhere?
> Your keen eyes are needed.
> Thanks in advance.

Received on Fri Dec 20 2013 - 12:49:47 CET

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