[TriLUG] Change GID
jjtuttle at trilug.org
Tue Mar 18 21:22:11 EDT 2008
Right, sorry. I can't change the GID on the Samba server for a couple
of reasons. In fstab the mount command sets the uid and gid of the
files on the shared drive. I also force user and group in the smb.conf
file of the server.
My mount works like so:
On the server the gid of the group who must own all the scripts is 10.
However, on my local machine, 10 is the gid of uucp. Since I can't
change the gid on the server, I was hoping to change the gid of uucp on
my local machine. I understand how to change gid with groupmod, but am
worried that doing so may wreck something. I mean, if I create a local
group 'staff' with gid 10, and change the gid of uucp to 20, will the
files currently with gid 10 be screwed up?
Man, sometimes I just want to stuff to work. Maybe a Windows Vista
license would.... bwah hahahahah! Ok, back to sanity.
Thanks for helping,
Justis Peters wrote:
> James Tuttle wrote:
>> I realize that my last thread, symbolic links and rsync, failed to grasp
>> the nature of the error and was thus misnamed. I discovered that the
>> Samba mount command in /etc/fstab was forcing UID 10, which on this
>> machine is uucp. I've found it much easier to work between various
>> machines by synchronizing the UIDs and GIDs. I'd like to change the GID
>> of my local group uucp, but am worried about screwing something up. Any
>> tips on how I might change the GID without wrecking my desktop?
> I'm not exactly clear on your question. As worded, it sounds like you
> should just edit /etc/fstab and set the desired GID, but that sounds too
> easy. If that's not the answer, can you restate your question?
> Ideally, we'd need to know the current state of the relevant group names
> and GIDs on each machine involved and an explanation of what needs to
> change. My apologies that I'm not understanding the question as
> currently stated.
> Best of luck. This sounds like an annoying obstacle in something that
> should otherwise be making your life easier.
> Kind regards,
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