Adobe Recommends Reinstalling Java To Fix ColdFusion Installer Errors

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Java is a basic requisite for many Web applications. Unfortunately, Oracle sometimes pushes out an update that either lacks proper security fixes or prevents an application from installing. Adobe says the latest update affected its ColdFusion installer and has offered a fix.

In a post on the ColdFusion blog, Adobe's Krishna Reddy says the latest Java update prevents the ColdFusion Installer from launching on Mac OS X. The original Java update was pushed in mid-June, but it's since been patched. The problem is that some ColdFusion users may have installed the broken Java update, and those users may not have received the patched version.

For those users, Reddy recommends that ColdFusion users on Mac OS X download the latest Java update direct from Apple's Web site. Mac OS X 10.7/10.8 users should download the latest Java update from here, and Mac OS X 10.6.8 users can grab their version here.

Reddy then recommends that all ColdFusion users perform the following test to ensure that they have the proper version of Java installed:

To know, if you have properly patched version is there or not execute the following command:

>/System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home/bin/java -version


java version "1.6.0_51"

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_51-b11-456-11M4508)


java version "1.6.0_51"

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_51-b11-457-11M4509)

If you are getting result as in (a) you are not on a properly patched Java. You need to manually download and Install Java.

If you are getting result as in (b) you are good to go (See the difference in build number).

In other ColdFusion news, Adobe will be hosting its annual ColdFusion Summit in Las Vegas on October 24-25. Spots are filling up fast so Adobe recommends that you register now if you plan on attending. You can register for the summit, check out sessions and see who's speaking at the official site.