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ColdFusion 8.0.1 Updater, 64bit Linux Gotcha

Although the download page for ColdFusion lists several different Linux versions (SLES 9 and 10, for instance) if you end up at the actual support matrix for ColdFusion then only a limited sub set of that list is actually supported for 64-bit native (SLES 10.1 only for instance, not 9, and not any other version of 10).

Not that I've got it to run 64-bit native here yet, of course, but I've only tried a little bit and I'm not one to be put off by a piddling little thing like a floating point exception during "arch_prctl(ARCH_SET_FS, 0x2ad11b48ded0)" :-)



Just because a given distro/release isn't included on the support matrix doesn't mean coldfusion won't install and run there, it just means you will not have the benefit of Adobe support and will probably have to chase down certain components and make config tweaks. I got CFMX 8.0 running 64-bit natively under tomcat5 using sun's 64-bit JVM 1.6 on Fedora Core 7 prior to this updater release.

Oh, for sure, just because it's not tested by Adobe doesn't mean it doesn't work. It's just a J2EE WAR, right :-)

But this isn't some random box for home. It's (going to be) a live deployed system for a company.
It must be supported i.e. if it blows up and I run out of ideas, Adobe come round and fix it.


ColdFusion 64 bit is supported on SLES 10.1 and higher. Only 10.1 and higher has support for JDK 64 bit. If you run into "floating point exception" you need to update GLIBC to 2.5 or higher.

- Vinu

Cheers Vinu, I did get this locked down with Adobe, but didn't follow up here.
My box at work is SuSE 10.1 (not SLES 10.1) which has the slightly older glibc (v2.4).
SuSE 10.1 is due to be end of lifed shortly, so I'll be able to upgrade at that point.

My specific 64bit CPU isn't support by VMWare for 64bit guests, either, so I can't even try out ColdFusion 8.0.1 64bit in a virtual machine :-(


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