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Re: Installation of openssh-client stops with error in groupadd


On Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:33:45 +0200
Michael Luecke <ml2016@mluecke.eu> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a fresh installation of Debian jessie. As I wanted to install 
> 'openssh-client' it stops with an error in groupadd. It seems that I 
> cannot add any groups, because I get the error also when I try to add 
> the group manually. In /etc there are two files, group and group+. Their 
> difference is the ssh group I and apt tried to add before.
> groupadd: failure while writing changes to /etc/group
> addgroup: `/usr/sbin/groupadd -g 117 ssh' returned error code 10. Exiting.

Please post the output of:

strace /usr/sbin/groupadd -g 117 ssh


dmesg | tail

lsattr /etc/group


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