dba group already exists in linux
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:42:13 -0700
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 -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-lReceived on Tue Sep 30 2008 - 15:42:13 CDT