fails for non-priv user on rhel8

Report a Dgraph Bug

What version of Dgraph are you using?


Have you tried reproducing the issue with the latest release?

yes, v20.07.0

What is the hardware spec (RAM, OS)?

  • AWS = t2.micro running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 (Ootpa)
  • GCP = f1-micro running CentOS Linux 8 (Core)

Steps to reproduce the issue (command/config used to run Dgraph).

$ curl -sSf | ACCEPT_LICENSE="y" INSTALL_IN_SYSTEMD="y" bash

Expected behavior and actual result.

The installation fails from non-priv user, as dgraph user was not created.

The final output is:

Download complete.
Inflating binaries (password may be required).
Dgraph binaries v20.07.0 have been installed successfully in /usr/local/bin.
Please visit for further instructions on usage.
Systemd installation was requested.
chown: invalid user: ‘dgraph:dgraph’
There was some problem while installing Dgraph. Please share the output of this script with us on or so that we can resolve the issue for you.

As priv user, it works fine.