Debian Ubuntu Mint rc-local service startup error solution rc-local.service: Failed at step EXEC spawning /etc/rc.local: Exec format error

Oct 18 11:06:46 server systemd[529]: rc-local.service: Failed at step EXEC spawning /etc/rc.local: Exec format error
Oct 18 11:06:46 server systemd[1]: rc-local.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=203
Oct 18 11:06:46 server systemd[1]: Failed to start /etc/rc.local Compatibility.
Oct 18 11:06:46 server systemd[1]: rc-local.service: Unit entered failed state.
Oct 18 11:06:46 server systemd[1]: rc-local.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.


If you get the "Exec format error" then it is probably because your rc.local is not formatted correctly.  Specifically, it must have #!/bin/sh -e at the top or it will not work.

Make sure you have this at the top of /etc/rc.local


#!/bin/sh -e

Also remember that for rc.local to be used you must start or enable the "rc-local" service:

systemctl enable rc-local


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