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BSD doesn't like su options in start-script?

posted by Krow on 09:00 AM April 9th, 2002   Printer-friendly   Email story
I'm using FreeBSD 4.5 Release, and for some odd reason my system does NOT like the part of the script that uses "su" for whatever reason, and i cannot figure it out. it doesn't like a particular "-" in it somewhere, but i cannot find it for the life of me. i'd really appreciate some help!
Dom LoBue
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  • This is what I have on FreeBSD 4.3-RELEASE:

    if [ "$OS" = "FreeBSD" ] ; then
    elif [ "$OS" = "Linux" ] ; then

    This is different from what is distributed (note the different arrangement of quotes.)
    • Yeah. I kept telling the slash guys (Cliff?) that the script didn't work. Needs double quotes not single. It looks EXACTLY like the Linux one.

      It's either on the beat or off the beat, it's that easy.
    • you rock.. that works perfectly!! but i'm also having a problem with apache.. it doesn't like lines 5 and 6 (i get an error on 6 when i comment out 5, haven't commented out both 5 and 6 yet tho) and apache won't come up if the include line for the slash conf is in there. here's the error: Syntax error on line 5 of /usr/local/slash/httpd/slash.conf: Invalid command 'AddHandler', perhaps mis-spelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration and the lines 5 and 6 in slash.conf: AddHand
      //- Dom LoBue
      • haha! i just commented out those 2 lines, and then the next line becaue a synatx error. the whole entire slash.conf is a syntax error, LOL!
        //- Dom LoBue
        • Might one of those kinda programming errors like forgetting to close quotes. The parser then thinks the error is some lines after where the error actually is
          • i was thinking its because mod_perl wasn't installed, so installed the latest verion os mod_perl, and apache.

            now slash doesn't work at all..
            //- Dom LoBue
  • by Anonymous Coward
    That might help some.