RE: dba group already exists in linux

  • From: "Matthew Zito" <mzito@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx>, <tony@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:53:16 -0400



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






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[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jared Still
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 5:48 PM
To: tony@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Subject: Re: dba group already exists in linux


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

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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