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Debian MySQL Bash Script Auto-Installer

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Hi all,
I am attempting to use a bash script to install mysql on a debian/ubuntu VPS from the node side, During the install you are given a few options for which ive tried to use "EXPECT" to over-ride.

Here are my scripts

installsql.sh...
        cd /exapps
        echo "=============== APT-UPDATE =================="
        ./apt-update.exp "$VEID" "N"
        /usr/sbin/vzctl exec $VEID apt-get -q -y upgrade

        cd /exapps
        echo "=============== SQL INSTALL ==================="
        ./sqlinstall.exp "$VEID" "$SQLPASS"

The first one (apt-update.exp)
is this code:
#!/usr/bin/expect --
#
#
spawn /usr/sbin/vzctl exec [lindex $argv 0] apt-get update
expect ?
send [lindex $argv 1]\r
wait
exit 0

And this code simply answers "N" to a prompt to update a vendor distribution file update.

Then my final file, "sqlinstall.exp" performs the install expecting :  for root passwords in both mysql-server and mysql-server5.1 installers.

#!/usr/bin/expect --
#
#
spawn /usr/sbin/vzctl exec [lindex $argv 0] apt-get install -y mysql-server*
expect :
send [lindex $argv 1]\r
expect :
send [lindex $argv 1]\r
expect :
send [lindex $argv 1]\r
expect :
send [lindex $argv 1]\r
wait
exit 0



My problem is when running the script i am getting this error:

=============== APT-UPDATE ==================
spawn /usr/sbin/vzctl exec 103 apt-get update
send: spawn id exp5 not open
    while executing
"send [lindex $argv 1]\r"
    (file "./apt-update.exp" line 7)
=============== SQL INSTALL ===================
spawn /usr/sbin/vzctl exec 103 apt-get install -y mysql-server*
send: spawn id exp5 not open
    while executing
"send [lindex $argv 1]\r"
    (file "./sqlinstall.exp" line 6)


And ive checked and double checked 100% all of the areguments are working as they should!
Please help me here its driving me insane!
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