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Re: Changing the osdba group

From: Anil Sikri <>
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2000 08:44:20 CDT
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Hi Stephen,

           I had done this a few months ago on Linux. I believe on
           Solaris, the file is config.c in $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/lib
           ( It's config.s on HP-UX platforms if my memory serves me
            right ).
           Here are the steps to be followed :
           1) Make sure that dba group is added to /etc/group and
              oracle's primary group is dba.
           1) Edit the config.c file and change the following entries :

                  # define SS_DBA_GRP "dba"  ( change oinstall to dba )
                  # define SS_OPER_GRP "dba" (change oinstall to dba )

           2) Now go to $ORACLE_HOME/bin and type the following at the
              shell prompt :
                            relink all ( relink all the products )

           3) I don't think this step should be necessary since relink
              should take care of everything, still I recommend this to
              be on the safe side :
              Go to $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/lib and type the following :
                       make -f ioracle

           4) Now change the ownership of all the Oracle binaries from
              oinstall to dba.
              cd $ORACLE_HOME
              chgrp -R dba

  I am sure this should help you achieve what you need.

  Note : The above will change both the osoper and osdba group to dba.

Anil Sikri

>From: paquette stephane <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <>
>Subject: Changing the osdba group
>Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2000 05:10:22 -0800
>Hi all
>A consultant from Oracle France installed Oracle the
>week before I started at this client. Oracle 816 was
>installed with oinstall as the osdba group.
>The OS is Solaris 7.
>Can I changed the osdba group from oinstall to dba
>without reinstalling ?
>I've read somewhere that I can modify the
>$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/lib/config.s file and relink, is it
>true ? What are the steps ?
>Stephane Paquette
>DBA Oracle
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