Re: dba group already exists in linux
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 22:10:28 +0100
On Tue, 2008-09-30 at 13:42 -0700, Jared Still wrote:
> 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
> 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
Maybe it's in shadow, a group removed improperly.
Try grpck, and for good measure pwck.
GRPCK(8) System Management CommandsGRPCK(8) NAME
grpck - verify integrity of group files
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