Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 4 weeks ago

#2126 new defect

User "user" not in group "users" on OSGeoLive 12.0 vmdk

Reported by: Ben Caradoc-Davies Owned by: osgeolive@…
Priority: critical Milestone:
Component: OSGeoLive Keywords:


The user "user" is not a member of the "users" group on the OSGeoLive 12.0 vmdk. This prevents GeoServer from writing to its data directory and causes GeoServer to fail to start. The iso image is not affected by this problem.

Workaround is to fix the vmdk with the following one-time procedure:

(1) Start a terminal.

(2) Run "sudo adduser user users".

(3) Apply this change by starting a new desktop session: either restart the virtual machine or log out and log back in (username "user", password "user").

GeoServer should now start normally.

OSGeoLive mailing list discussion:

Change history (2)

comment:1 Changed 7 months ago by Ben Caradoc-Davies

Type: taskdefect

comment:2 Changed 4 weeks ago by kalxas

Priority: normalcritical

Bumping priority to keep in mind for 13.0 release.

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