#2126 closed defect (fixed)

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

Reported by: Ben Caradoc-Davies Owned by: osgeolive@…
Priority: critical Milestone: OSGeoLive13.0
Component: OSGeoLive Keywords:
Cc: osgeolive@…


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 (10)

comment:1 Changed 22 months ago by Ben Caradoc-Davies

Type: taskdefect

comment:2 Changed 15 months ago by kalxas

Priority: normalcritical

Bumping priority to keep in mind for 13.0 release.

comment:3 Changed 12 months ago by darkblueb

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

fixed in build115

comment:4 Changed 12 months ago by kalxas

Milestone: OSGeoLive12.0
Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

This is specifically targeted to 12.0 release

comment:5 Changed 12 months ago by kalxas

Lets close this once we have released 13.0 VM and checked this is fixed there...

comment:6 Changed 12 months ago by kalxas

Cc: osgeolive@… added
Milestone: OSGeoLive12.0OSGeoLive13.0

After getting feedback from a tester on Gitter (thanks KoalaGeo?), looks like this is still an issue once you install 13.0 on a VM.

comment:8 Changed 12 months ago by kalxas

Summary: User "user" not in group "users" on OSGeoLive 12.0 vmdkUser "user" not in group "users" on OSGeoLive vmdk

comment:9 Changed 11 months ago by kalxas

Milestone: OSGeoLive13.0OSGeoLive12.0

I am sending this ticket back to 12.0 where it is still valid.

For 13.0 this workaround is included in the installation quickstart, plus it will be fixed in the VM installation procedure.

comment:10 Changed 10 months ago by johanvdw

Milestone: OSGeoLive12.0OSGeoLive13.0
Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

fixed in version 13

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