LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-22-2010, 11:34 PM   #1
linux69
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
Can a security group be a member of another group?


I need to create a group that has the same permissions as the users group. Can I have the new group be a member of the "users" group to inherit its permissions?
 
Old 08-23-2010, 01:39 AM   #2
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911
No. Only people can be members of a group.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 08-24-2010, 12:55 AM   #3
linux69
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Posts: 16

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tinkster View Post
No. Only people can be members of a group.
OK. Is there a way to list every object that the group has access to? I need to create an oracle group with the same permissions as the "users" group.
 
Old 08-24-2010, 01:20 AM   #4
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911
Quote:
Originally Posted by linux69 View Post
OK. Is there a way to list every object that the group has access to?
You could use 'find' for this:
Code:
find / -group users
But what's the rational for this?
Quote:
I need to create an oracle group with the same permissions as the "users" group.
Again - what are you trying to achieve?

Even if you manage to create a different group - file-system
objects can only have one owner group. Unless you dive into
ACLs - in which case you have to read your distributions
man-pages for file-systems and relevant commands.



Cheers,
Tink

Last edited by Tinkster; 08-25-2010 at 02:17 PM. Reason: fixed missing opening [quote]
 
Old 08-25-2010, 01:17 AM   #5
linux69
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Posts: 16

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Hi Tink

I am trying to install Oracle and have so many problems with it. My goal is to install it according to this link

http://askdba.org/weblog/2009/09/11g...h-asm-on-oel5/

however, I noticed that the installation will only succeed if I do it with my default account that i used to install Linux (not root). I thought of replicating the permissions of "users" to the "oinstall" or "dba" groups mentioned in the link. You ask why I bother if it works when installing it with my default account? Well... it doesn't really... after the installation everything seems to work fine until I restart my MAC Parallels virtual machine where Linux is installed. Some settings seem to be overwritten and Oracle doesn't start anymore (TNS Listener error). I thought installing it according to the link would fix the problem.

I had some issues when following the link, upon creating the "oracle" user, I found that I was not able to login from OpenSuse/KDE. After trying many different things, I found that useradd does not create a home directory by default, so i had to add a few switches "-c -m" if i recall correctly to fix this. Now the Oracle account is created properly, but the installation fails unless I use my default user.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Member of group root, but root group permissions don't apply? aeternitas Linux - Software 7 04-22-2010 12:06 AM
Can a group be a member of another group? vargasmas Linux - General 4 10-21-2009 10:40 PM
Can a group be a member of another group? seanys Linux - Newbie 1 03-18-2008 11:14 PM
Group Admin, Group Root, or God over Group crickett Linux - General 5 07-12-2004 05:01 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:22 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration