Re: dba group already exists in linux

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 1:42 PM, Jared Still <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx> 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@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

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