Entries Tagged as “General”

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>

 


ColdFusion 11 Update 4 pre-release build has been refreshed

January 27, 2015 / Nimit Sharma

  Adobe ColdFusion 11 | Announcements | ColdFusion | General | Updates

ColdFusion 11 Update 4 pre-release build has been refreshed to address an issue with the Elvis operator.

Follow the instructions available in the blog post mentioned below to install this update:

http://blogs.coldfusion.com/post.cfm/coldfusion-11-update-4-is-available-for-early-access

We look forward to your valuable feedback and suggestions.

NOTE: Users who have already applied ColdFusion 11 Update 4 pre-release build, they need to uninstall it and re-download the latest build of ColdFusion 11 Update 4. The build number after applying this update should be 11,0,04,293127(PreRelease).

 

 


Update released for ColdFusion Builder 3

January 23, 2015 / Krishna Reddy

  Adobe ColdFusion Builder 3 | Thunder | Adobe ColdFusion Builder | CFBuilder | ColdFusion | General | Hotfix | Mobile | PDF Generation | Updates

Update 3 for ColdFusion Builder 3 is released.

This update is primarily a companion update to ColdFusion 11 Update 3 which ahs added support for PhoneGap 3.5.

This is just an Update for the ColdFusion Builder 3 installation that were installed prior to the build number 292483. Corresponding full installers with this update embedded were already released in December. Automatic update notification takes care of notifying you, if this update applies to your installation or not. So, if your installation is the one that was released in December, this update is not applicable and won't show you the notification. 

This update has the following 3 bug fixes.  

 

ID

TITLE

Product Area

3768717

Remote servers details not retained on Builder restart.

 

Server Manager

3837075

Exception when generating build for mobile project

 

Mobile Support

3848665

PhoneGap version for Mobile project should be updated to 3.5

Mobile Support

Through ColdFusion Builder 3, you would get an automatic notification to apply the Update.

 

In the month of August 2014, we had refreshed the update 2 just fixing the bugs arised out of Update 2. Ram has blogged it as Update 3 mistakenly. It should have been blogged as Refreshed build for Update 2. Our apologies for the confusion with regard to the update number. 

 

 

Thanks,

Krishna


ColdFusion 11 Installers refreshed-Has fix for Server fails to start on enabling J2EE Session variables and Installation on Japanese OS

January 20, 2015 / Krishna Reddy

  Administrator | Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion 11 | Announcements | Application Server | ColdFusion | Docs | General | Hotfix | Session Management | Updates

During first week of December 2014, we had released Full installers for ColdFusion 11 with update 3 in-built. The build number was 11,0,3,292480.

There were two issues with the build that was released(Full Installers only).

1) After Enabling J2EE Session Variables server hangs on restart/start.

2)On Japanese OSes, installer doesn't recognize the Japanese locale.

If you have applied the update 3 through Hotfix, these 2 issues won't arise for you. And also, #1 is not applicable for J2EE deployments done as EAR or WAR.

 

These two issues are fixed and we have refreshed the Full installers this week. The build number is: 11,0,3,292866

If you have come across #1, either you can download and use the new installer or apply the workaround on your existing server itself.

The workaround is:

Open the xml file C:\ColdFusion11\cfusion\runtime\conf\context.xml (Change it as per your installation path)

and uncomment the tag: <Manager pathname="" />

Existing:

   <!--
    <Manager pathname="" />
    -->

Change it to:

    <Manager pathname="" />

 

If you have come across #2, you have to download and install.

 


Note on ColdFusion 11 Japanese Installers refreshed with Update 3

December 18, 2014 / Krishna Reddy

  Adobe ColdFusion 11 | ColdFusion 11 | General | Hotfix

The refreshed Japanese Installers that were released on December 10th 2014 had an issue in detecting the platform's Japanese language at installation time and so was defaulting to English.

While we are going to refresh the Japanese installers, if you need to go ahead with the current installers itself, you can use one of the following workarounds.

1) You can force the installer to run on top of JRE version 7 instead of the default JRE 8 that is in-built into the installer.

    To do this, you should have JRE 1.7 on your machine.

Open command prompt (Open as Administrator in case of Windows) and run the following command.

>C:\downloads\ColdFusion_11_WWEJ_win64.exe LAX_VM "C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\java.exe"

Please change the paths as per your installer location and JRE/JDK location. And also please use 64-bit jre for 64-bit version of ColdFusion installer and 32-bit JRE for 32-bit ColdFusion Installer.

2) Instead of #1, you can use the following method also if you are comfortable running the installation in English itself and after installation you can change the language that ColdFusion runs on to Japanese.

 Open the file C:\ColdFusion11\cfusion\bin\jvm.config and search for -Duser.language=en and replace this with -Duser.language=ja and restart the server. ColdFusion server will now in Japanese itself.

 

 

 


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