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Old 11-11-2004, 05:07 AM   #1
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OpenBSD 3.6 Wheel group

I installed OpenBSD 3.6 via floppy and ftp a week ago and I've noticed that the wheel group is listed in /etc/group as 'Wheel' with a capital 'W'. Also permissions in for example /etc are set to root:Wheel.

In output from daily I sometimes see '...unknown group Wheel' from mtree and chown which leads me to believe some config files refer to 'wheel' instead of 'Wheel' (I confirmed this for mtree actually).

So should it be 'Wheel' or 'wheel' and how could this inconsistency have arisen on my system?

Old 11-18-2004, 12:59 PM   #2
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I just installed OpenBSD 3.6 via FTP and my wheel group is "wheel" and not "Wheel".

What if you just reinstall it?
Old 11-19-2004, 01:47 AM   #3
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Oh I just changed it because that definitely wasn't right :-)
I probably changed messing with vi...



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