RE: oracle account in /etc/passwd

  • From: "Sweetser, Joe" <JSweetser@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <joe_dba@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 10:27:34 -0700

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:


From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joe Smith
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 10:15 AM
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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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