Re: dba group already exists in linux
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 15:43:47 -0700
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 1:42 PM, Jared Still <jkstill_at_gmail.com> 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
The fix was deceptively simple:
Do it the old fashioned way by editing /etc/group.
[root_at_ordb03 etc]# touch x; chgrp dba x; ls -l x; ls -lsn x -rw-r--r-- 1 root dba 0 Sep 30 15:42 x 0 -rw-r--r-- 1 0 300 0 Sep 30 15:42 x
(dba was set to 300 in /etc/group)
Thanks for all the suggestions.
Next time I forget how to do this, it will be documented in Oracle-L archives. :)
-- Jared Still Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-lReceived on Tue Sep 30 2008 - 17:43:47 CDT