Installing ColdFusion Hotfix as non root user

April 01, 2015 / Krishna Reddy

  Adobe ColdFusion 11 | ColdFusion 11 | General | Hotfix

When you try to run hotfix installer from command prompt, it opens up in UI mode and enforces you to run as root user. This is done to prevent some issues you could run into.

If you don't have the access privileges for root account but you own ColdFusion server's runtime user, and you might want to install as that user.  Silent installation is helpful in this case.

Step 1: Download the hotfix

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Download the Hotfix from ColdFusion Administrator or directly from the following URL:

https://cfdownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/coldfusion/11/hotfix_004.jar (Change the hotfix version according to your need in this URL)


Step 2: Creating the hotfix properties

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Create hotfix properties file and fill up with the following key/values depending on your installation.
INSTANCE_LIST value can be a list of comma separated server instances that are created under a particular ColdFusion installation.

INSTALLER_UI=silent
USER_INSTALL_DIR=$/$opt$/$coldfusion11
INSTANCE_LIST=cfusion,cfusionprod2  
#COMMAND_INSTALL applies only to *INX based systems.
COMMAND_INSTALL=true
 
1. The parameter COMMAND_INSTALL=true makes sure that the Standalone server is started as ColdFusion runtime user(default is nobody) rather the root user. So, make sure to pass this param in Unix/Mac/Solaris machines.
2. $/$ makes the installer to interpret the path properly depending on whether it is Windows or Non-Windows platform)

For JEE installation, USER_INSTALL_DIR value is the WAR directory containing CFIDE, WEB-INF and META-INF under it. An example is as follows:
$/$opt$/$jboss-as-7.1.1.Final$/$standalone$/$deployments$/$cfusion.ear$/$cfusion.war


3. And the key INSTANCE_LIST  is NOT required at all for JEE.

You are ready to run the silent installation now.

 

Step 3: Execute the Installer

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Note: For JEE installation, you should stop JEE server before installing hotfix and restart the JEE server after installation. For standalone installation, this is automatically taken care by the hotfix installer.

1. First switch to the user you want to run in the command prompt so that the hotfix installation runs as this user.

2. Make sure that the files that are under the ColdFusion directory are owned by this user. In case of JEE deployment, owner could be different, please change those to this user once.


3. cd to the directory containing hotfix_004.jar that you have downloaded in your command prompt and run the following command.
>/opt/coldfusion11/jre/bin/java -jar hotfix_004.jar -f <hotfix_properties_file_path_that_you_created_above_in_step2>

 


Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2015 coming November 9th & 10th, $199 Super Early Bird rate!

March 30, 2015 / Elishia Dvorak

  Adobe ColdFusion | CF Summit | ColdFusion

Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2015 will be held November 9th and 10th at Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.

We have a special Super Early Bird rate of $199 only available through April 15th!!!


When: November 9th and 10th, 2015

Where: Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Pricing: 

Super Early Bird Rate: Only $199 through April 15th 

$299 Early Bird from April 16th through May 31st

Standard Rate is $399 after May 31st

Room Rate: $179/nt

 

Registration is now open, so please check the ColdFusion Summit site at https://cfsummit.adobeevents.com/ for further details and registration info.

Sponsors, please contact our team through the CF Summit website for sponsorship opportunities this year.

Call for speakers will also be coming soon.

 

We look forward to seeing you all there!!

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ColdFusion 10 Update 16 prerelease build refreshed

March 10, 2015 / Piyush Kumar Nayak

  Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion 10 | ColdFusion | Updates

The ColdFusion 10 Update 16 prerelease build has been refreshed.

For changes please refer this document.

For instructions on how to install this update you can refer this blog post announcing the Update pre-release.

We look forward to your feedback and suggestions.

NB. Users who had applied ColdFusion 10 Update 16 pre-release build earlier, should uninstall and re-apply this update build. The build number after applying this update should be 10,0,16,293399 (PreRelease).


ColdFusion 11 Update 5 prerelease build refreshed

March 10, 2015 / Piyush Kumar Nayak

  Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion 11 | ColdFusion 11 | Updates

The ColdFusion 11 Update 5 prerelease build has been refreshed.

For changes please refer this document.

For instructions on how to install this update you can refer the following blog post announcing the Update 5 pre-release: http://blogs.coldfusion.com/post.cfm/coldfusion-11-update-5-prerelease-build-now-available

We continue to look forward to your feedback and suggestions.

NB. Users who had applied ColdFusion 11 Update 5 pre-release build earlier, should uninstall and re-apply this update build. The build number after applying this update should be 11,0,05,293370 (PreRelease).


ColdFusion 10 Update 16 prerelease build available

February 20, 2015 / Piyush Kumar Nayak

  Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion 10 | ColdFusion | Updates

ColdFusion 10 Update 16 early access build is now available for your testing and feedback. Please note that this is a test build and should not be used in a production environment.

Refer this document for the list of bugs fixed in this update.

Follow the steps below to apply this update.

  1. Navigate to ColdFusion Administrator -> Server Updates -> Updates.
  2. Under Settings tab, check "Automatically Check for Updates" check box
  3. Change the Site URL to https://cfdownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/coldfusion/PR/updates.xml. 
  4. Click Submit to save your changes.
  5. Under the "Available Updates" tab, click on the “Check for Updates” button.
  6. "ColdFusion 10 Update 16" should be listed under the "Available updates" tab. 
  7. Click on the "Download and Install" button to install the update.
To apply this update manually, click on this link to download the update jar. To run the downloaded jar, execute the following command:
java -jar <jar-file-dir>/hotfix_016.jar
You should use the JRE used by CF for running the update jar (for standlaone CF, it should be <cf_root>/jre/bin)
For further details on the manual application of the updater follow this help article.

The build number after applying this update should be 10,0,16,293351(PreRelease).

In case, you have configured local site for receiving the update notifications, then please take back up of the URL before changing it to the prerelease URL.

We will look forward to your valuable feedback and suggestions.


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