RE: oracle account in /etc/passwd
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 10:43:10 -0700
I guess in that case the obvious question is...what's changed? I think the + sign is an indicator for YP (for you old timers) or NIS nowadays. Not 100% sure as I haven't done unix admining is quite some time.
-the other joe
From: Joe Smith [mailto:joe_dba_at_hotmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 10:37 AM To: Sweetser, Joe; oracle-l_at_freelists.org Subject: RE: oracle account in /etc/passwd
The script sets up its own oracle environment. The scripts have been used already for 6 years and on multiple databases.
Subject: RE: oracle account in /etc/passwd
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 10:27:34 -0700
To: joe_dba_at_hotmail.com; oracle-l_at_freelists.org
How are you trying to run the scripts? Cron? If so, you will need to source your .whatever (.profile, .cshrc, .kshrc, etc) as part of the script you are running. Or the script that sets up your Oracle environment. Here's a link that speaks to this: http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com/2007/10/crontab-and-your-environme nt.html
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[mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Joe Smith Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 10:15 AM To: oracle-l_at_freelists.org
Subject: oracle account in /etc/passwd
I am having trouble getting my scripts to login and run against a 10g database on solaris 8.
I can login from the cmd prompt as sysdba all day long.
this is the only entry in /etc/passwd that refers to oracle:
(oracle) $ more /etc/passwd
In /etc/group I see no entries for dba and oinstall. Oracle and oinstall are the software installers and owners.
Again I can login to sql*plus as sysdba with no problem.
What does the +oracle entry mean in /etc/passwd?
Is it authenticating from some other mechanism?
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