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Adobe Coldfusion 8 – Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04


You can download Adobe Coldfusion 8 as an 30 day test version or developer version from the Adobe Website. www.adobe.com

Make sure you have installed and configurated the Apache 2 webserver.

Before starting the coldfusion installer, you need the following pakets:

sudo aptitude install libstdc++5 libstdc++6


After that, you need an symlink for the libc6 library:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3 /usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2


Now you can start the linux installer, which you downloaded from the Adobe website.

sudo chmod +x coldfusion-801-lin.bin
sudo ./coldfusion-801-lin.bin


The installer asks you several questions. One of them is the installationpath. I choose “/opt/coldfusion”:

CHOOSE LOCALE BY NUMBER: 1
PRESS <ENTER> TO CONTINUE: <ENTER>
PRESS <ENTER> TO CONTINUE: <ENTER>
...
DO YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT? (Y/N): Y
Installation Choice: 3 (Developer Edition)
Choose one of the following options:: 1 (Server configuration)
ENTER THE NUMBER FOR YOUR CHOICE, OR PRESS <ENTER> TO ACCEPT THE DEFAULT: 2
Select an option: 2 (remove "Adobe LiveCycle Data Services ES")
Select an option: 5
ENTER AN ABSOLUTE PATH, OR PRESS <ENTER> TO ACCEPT THE DEFAULT: /opt/coldfusion
INSTALL FOLDER IS: /opt/coldfusion IS THIS CORRECT? (Y/N): Y
ENTER THE NUMBER FOR YOUR CHOICE, OR PRESS <ENTER> TO ACCEPT THE DEFAULT: 2
Configure Webserver: 1 (Add Web Server Configuration)
Select "Apache" 1
Directory: /etc/apache2
File: /usr/sbin/apache2
File: /etc/init.d/apache2
Choice: 4 (Continue with installation)
Directory: (DEFAULT: /etc/htdocs): /var/www
User Name: (DEFAULT: nobody): <ENTER>
Password: <Your custom CF Password>
Enable RDS  (Y/N): Y
Password: <Your custom CF Password>
PRESS <ENTER> TO CONTINUE: <ENTER>
Press Enter to exit the installer: <ENTER>


After the installation you can start the coldfusion server with:

sudo /opt/coldfusion/bin/coldfusion start


To run the coldfusion server with the system you have to copy and install the init-script:

sudo cp /opt/coldfusion/bin/coldfusion /etc/init.d
sudo update-rc.d coldfusion defaults


The coldfusion server is now installed on your system. The configuration and updating works over the coldfusion administration. (http://SERVER/CFIDE/administrator/index.cfm)

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