Operation not permitted for su

Archaic archaic at comcast.net
Thu May 23 02:23:23 PDT 2002


On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 10:05:23PM -0500, Albert Wagner wrote:
> I have a user:group named ruby:lang. In /etc/group is an entry:
> lang:x:10015:
> and in /etc/passwd is an entry:
> ruby:x:10046:10015:ruby-1.6.7:/usr/src/pkgusr/ruby:/bin/bash
> When I issue the command:
> su - ruby
> I get the message:
> setgid: Operation not permitted
> Can anyone tell me what this message is telling me?  Thanks ahead.
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Just a guess, but group 10015 doesn't have enough permission to call
/usr/src/pkgusr/ruby home. Or maybe that directory is mounted on another
filesystem?

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