I've downloaded this on an xserve running 10.5.7 and changed a couple of variables. (username, password, db=all)
At first i got an error for lines 365 and 371 had to remove the ending semicolons ( if [ "$COMMCOMP" = "yes" ]; )
now i'm getting this error for line 407:
./automysqlbackup.sh: line 407: syntax error near unexpected token `6'
./automysqlbackup.sh: line 407: `exec 6>&1'
./automysqlbackup.sh: line 409: $LOGFILE: ambiguous redirect
usage: touch [-acfm] [-r file] [-t [[CC]YY]MMDDhhmm[.SS]] file ...
./automysqlbackup.sh: line 413: $LOGERR: ambiguous redirect
my first thought is, why am i getting these errors when others appear to not get them? secondly, how can i resolve the line 407 problem? i don't see what is causing the error.
i've found the answer. the password for my backup user.
it contained these characters:
so either the left parenthesis or the exclamation point was causing the error