[sle-beta] SLES 15 RC3 missing sys group

Thorsten Kukuk kukuk at suse.de
Sun Apr 22 23:01:39 MDT 2018

On Mon, Apr 23, Alex Hennekam wrote:

> Hi,
> While I understand that the sys group is kinda obsolete and rarely used,
> removing it will cause upgrade issues for some products and components. 

We don't delete groups during upgrade, so this cannot lead to an
upgrade issue.

> I'll
> try to explain. If I have a single stand-alone component rpm install that sets
> it's file permissions as root/sys then when I install it we get the warning
> "warning: group sys does not exist - using root". While this is visually
> distracting the install still works and the rpm command returns success (zero).
> This most folks can likely live with.

If you need the group sys, just install them:
'zypper insall "group(sys)"'


Thorsten Kukuk, Distinguished Engineer, Senior Architect SLES & CaaSP
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