Cannot Modify The Groupid Using Groupmod Fails with groupmod: "cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later."
(Doc ID 2600273.1)
Last updated on NOVEMBER 04, 2019
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
After user tried to modify the group id of a group of an Oracle Linux 7.x server, received the following errors:
groupmod -g <newGID> <group> groupmod: /etc/passwd.7097: Permission denied groupmod: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later.
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