dba group already exists in linux

From: Jared Still <jkstill_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:42:13 -0700
Message-ID: <bf46380809301342q9d97a6clca0a5268011cc869@mail.gmail.com>

We are setting up a new linux box for Oracle, the following message appears when trying to create the dba group:

  [root]# groupadd -g 300 dba
  groupadd: group dba exists

I've seen this before, but have no idea how this group was created.

Typically I create dba with an id of 500, but this default group is usually some other ID IIRC.

To answer some likely questions:

  • no, oracle has never been installed on this box
  • dba does not appear in /etc/group

This is RH Linux EL4, kernel 2.6.9


Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

Received on Tue Sep 30 2008 - 15:42:13 CDT

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