RE: Permissions question

From: John Hallas <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 16:34:10 -0000
Message-ID: <>

You might need to re-run and check the permissions of files in the /usr/local/bin directory.

If I was using this as a production server I think I would re-install now just to save any issues. It does not take long to install 10g and the database can be copied out and copied back in again after the install.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Sweetser, Joe Sent: 14 January 2008 16:14
Subject: Permissions question

New server. RH 5. 10gR2.

Oracle account was set up a default group of oracle (not dba, though the dba group does exist). Foolhardy DBA (moi) did not check the group before installing the s/w and creating the database. I would like to "correct" this as quickly as possible and wonder what anyone thinks about the following idea:

  1. Shutdown everything
  2. Get the default group changed to dba in /etc/passwd. I know I can change the group when I am logged in, but want to make it "clean" for everyone going forward.
  3. Do a chgrp -R dba on ALL oracle-related files including ORACLE_HOME and all the datafiles
  4. Restart


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