RE: dba group already exists in linux

From: Matthew Zito <>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:53:16 -0400
Message-ID: <>


You're not using some sort of centralized authentication mechanism, such as LDAP, NIS+, etc. are you?  



[] On Behalf Of Jared Still Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 5:48 PM To:
Subject: Re: dba group already exists in linux  

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 2:10 PM, S. Anthony Sequeira <> wrote:

        Maybe it's in shadow, a group removed improperly.         

        Try grpck, and for good measure pwck.         

	GRPCK(8)                  System Management Commands
	      grpck - verify integrity of group files

Thanks for the suggestions, though that doesn't seem to be the problem.

I have seen this before, just never pursued it.

As I am building a new server, and not a test box, I would like to do it properly.

So far, no luck.

strace of groupadd didn't reveal anything either.

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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