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Bug 2001 - slocate: Could not find group: slocate in the /etc/group file.
Summary: slocate: Could not find group: slocate in the /etc/group file.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: slocate
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-04-05 16:21 UTC by Dale Lovelace
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-04-06 15:27:18 UTC

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Description Dale Lovelace 1999-04-05 16:21:09 UTC
Root gets this message after letting run overnight.

From: Cron Daemon <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, April 05, 1999 4:02 AM
Subject: Cron <root@linux> run-parts /etc/cron.daily

> slocate: Could not find the group: slocate in the
/etc/group file.
> This is a result of the group missing or a corrupted group

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-04-05 23:52:59 UTC
I suspect that this is a bug caiused by not running groupadd or
something like that (or a failed installation attempt)

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-06 15:27:59 UTC
works for me here. you might try reinstalling slocate.

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