ls: cannot access '/usr/lib64/jvm/*': No such file or directory

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 SP2)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3 (SLES 12 SP3)


Login (ssh or su -) to a system as user who's login shell is /usr/bin/csh or /usr/bin/tcsh will result in the output:
ls: cannot access '/usr/lib64/jvm/*': No such file or directory

For example:

# ssh foo@<xx.xx.xx.xx> Password: Last login: Mon Oct 22 11:54:45 2018 from xx.xx.xx.x ls: cannot access '/usr/lib64/jvm/*': No such file or directory linux-kvph /home/foo%


As a workaround create an empty file in /usr/lib64/jvm.

On SLES12 SP2 a future aaa_base update will include the patch to resolve the problem.

The SLES12 SP3 aaa_base update, aaa_base-13.2+git20140911.61c1681-38.13.1 released November 2018 includes the patch to resolve the problem.

On SLES15 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15) the aaa_base update, aaa_base-84.87+git20180409.04c9dae-3.3.2 released October 2018 includes the patch to resolve the issue.


The assumed error is just a message not causing any harm.
The installation of javapackages-tools created an empty /usr/lib64/jvm. The 'ls' command for java paths in /etc/profile.d/alljava.(t)csh is not able to redirect only stderr, so the user sees the message that is suppressed in other shells like bash.


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  • Document ID:7023474
  • Creation Date: 25-Oct-2018
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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