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Old 02-23-2004, 12:22 PM   #1
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groupadd mysql = command not found?

Hi folks

I went to install MySQL and ran into trouble on the first step! is this a sign lol.
# groupadd mysql gives me a command not found, as a normal user and as root. Am I doing something wrong? I am on fedora Core 1 and my console is 1.3 (if that helps).

Thanks for the assistance guys.

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Old 02-23-2004, 01:15 PM   #2
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Yeah I would say that's a bad sign. Maybe you forgot to install administrative tools or something like that.
Try using the GUI tool which should be located under the Hat / System Settings / Users and Groups.
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I was unaware there was a gui way of doing it. It worked though, thanks for the help homey.
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Hey guys, I'm having the same problem, unfortunately I do not have access to a gui because I'm working on a (ssh) virtual server and the connection is kind of slow.

Anyway, here's what my problem looks like...

[username@www username]$ sudo groupadd mysql
sudo: groupadd: command not found
[username@www username]$

my username is configured to run commands with sudo, can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong.

you probably can figure out that I'm a new linux user.
running Redhat 9.

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Old 04-17-2004, 03:12 PM   #5
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Hi guys


find / -name groupadd

and see if it kicks out anything. If you just get your shell prompt back with no output (after the disk grinded for a few secs) it means that your /sbin directory is inaccessible (in your current priveleges) and if you are already root it means that probably /sbin in its entirety is missing or deleted, or groupadd is missing.

Either install groupadd (got no idea how you install it by itself - sorry!) or reinstall the whole operating system, and select EVERYTHING - I once made the mistake of thinking I was smart and not installing certain stuff which it turned out later I desperately needed - it its easier especially if you are a newbie, like me.



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