Why won't my StackScript run on Alpine Linux?

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I'm trying to use a StackScript to deploy a Linode running Alpine Linux, and I'm receiving the following error:

can't execute '/root/StackScript': No such file or directory

When I check /root/, there is a file sitting there called StackScript. Why isn't this working?

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Alpine Linux does not have bash installed by default. This means that any StackScript that begins with #!/bin/bash will fail to execute. Most StackScripts are written to use bash, so if your script begins with #!/bin/bash, you'll need to change it to use something that's natively supported on Alpine, like #!/bin/ash. I'm admittedly less familiar with ash and its commands/syntax, but you may need to make some updates to your script to account for the different interpreter.


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