Coldfusion 8 displays code and won't execute
So after our Plesk 8 server crashed, Coldfusion didn’t come back up as expected. Our code wouldn’t execute and simply dumped the raw code to the browser. Displaying the code wasn’t what I had in mind.
After hours fighting with the crazy monster (and having to piece together instructions from countless online sources), I thought I’d pull it all together in one place. I hope you find this to be helpful!
For us, this applied to:
- Plesk 8.4 for Linux (CentOS)
- Coldfusion 8 Update 1
Error messages (or potential Google search bait) included:
- There was an error while running the connector wizard
- Connector installation was not successful
- This web server is already configured for Jrun
- ColdFusion 8 not started, will retry connector
- Configuring the web server connector (Launched on the first run of the ColdFusion 8 start script)”
- ** glibc detected ** free(): invalid pointer: 0xb7e6d280 ***
- glibc detected
- Error occurred during initialization of VM
- Could not reserve enough space for object heap
- From wsconfig.log:02/18 21:53:44 error This web server is already configured for JRun.
jrunx.connectorinstaller.ConnectorInstallerException: This web server is already configured for JRun. at
Steps to correct the problem:
(The items after the # are console commands, I ran these all as “root”.)
Add Apache configuration and development compilation tools
# yum install httpd-devel
Correct paths in /opt/coldfusion/bin/connectors/apache_connector.sh
# cd /opt/coldfusion/bin/connectors # vi .apache_connector.sh../../runtime/bin/wsconfig \ -server coldfusion \ -ws apache \ -dir /etc/httpd/conf \ -bin /usr/sbin/httpd \ -script /usr/sbin/apachectl \ -coldfusion
Add -apxs to set connector to do full recompile
# cd /opt/coldfusion/bin/connectors # vi .apache_connector.sh../../runtime/bin/wsconfig \ -server coldfusion \ -ws apache \ -dir /etc/httpd/conf \ -bin /usr/sbin/httpd \ -script /usr/sbin/apachectl \ -coldfusion-apxs
Kept getting “This web server is already configured for Jrun”, so had todestroy old compiled apache connector (which must have referenced the old config)
# mv /opt/coldfusion/runtime/lib/wsconfig \ /opt/coldfusion/runtime/lib/wsconfig-old
Run the apache_connector again, should see “CentOS release 4.5 (final)” several times with “Server version: Apache/2.0.52” and then a bunch of/bin/sh compile commands roll past
# cd /opt/coldfusion/bin/connectors # ./apache_connector.sh
Will end with “The Apache connector was installed to /etc/httpd/conf”
Move the connectors script file so that it’s not trying to up (have to stopthe services to make this work) from theAdobe KB
# /etc/init.d/coldfusion_8 stop # cd /opt/coldfusion/bin # mv cf-connectors.sh cf-connectors-run.sh
Ahh, problem solved.
I hope this helped you out of a jam. I certainly appreciated all the people who took time to post the pieces and parts of the solution I had to pull together. Without their help, I don’t know how I would have gotten things sorted.
Published March 12, 2009