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Bad apache / tomcat connector for Mac OSX Mavericks 10.9
Problem Description: the apache connector for ColdFusion 10 on Mac Osx 10.9 (Mavericks) does not work. Apache fails to start with a sigterm error when it hits the line to process:
Steps to Reproduce: Do a plain install of ColdFusion 10, server edition, apache connector for /etc/apache2/ on a Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) machine - any.
Actual Result: Apache fails to start, ColdFusion Administrator page can not be launched and further updated.
Uninstall ColdFusion - not a work around but at least it returns Apache to a working state or comment out the above line referenced in httpd.conf.
Another note: if you use in a terminal: sudo apachectl -e debug I get the following:
[[Tue Oct 22 21:44:19 2013] [debug] mod_so.c(246): loaded module jk_module
/usr/sbin/apachectl: line 90: 62575 Abort trap: 6 $HTTPD $ARGV
That last line about the Abort trap: 6 and $HTTPD $ARGV lead me to believe that there is something in this modified connector in /Applications/ColdFusion10/config/wsconfig/1/mod_jk.so that is the crux of the problem.
My Hardware and Environment details:
Osx 10.9 Mavericks
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro10,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 8 MB
Memory: 16 GB
Boot ROM Version: MBP101.00EE.B03
|Platform(s)||Mac 10.6 for Intel|
|Found In Build||Final|
|Fixed In Build||286522|
3:06:16 AM GMT+00:00 Jan 15, 2014
I think it is obvious why this bug impacts productivity. Unless I work on one web site project at a time... sure that sounds like a wonderful working business model that I can pitch to my clients.
4:02:19 PM GMT+00:00 Jan 7, 2014
I'm a longtime CF developer, and to not be able to use CF on my Mavericks laptop is incredibly frustrating.
6:02:44 AM GMT+00:00 Dec 11, 2013
more shoddy nonsense from the CF team
1:36:00 PM GMT+00:00 Nov 25, 2013
Umm how does it impact productivity? It doesn't work -- does that make sense?
9:06:21 AM GMT+00:00 Nov 16, 2013
As a CF Developer on a Mac I'm stalled until this is fixed.
2:24:47 PM GMT+00:00 Nov 9, 2013
This is a problem because I've updated to Mavericks and cannot reconnect ColdFusion 10. Will try the workarounds but this should be direct, at least through straight-forward commands in the Terminal.
8:41:46 AM GMT+00:00 Nov 9, 2013
It's impossible to develop for Coldfusion on the latest version of Mac OS.
9:20:08 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 31, 2013
Either needs fixed or I need to come up with an alternate library to mod_jk
10:07:54 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 27, 2013
I am running OSX Mavericks.
Im trying to install CF10 on XAMPP
XAMPP fails after installing CF
I have fixed the JAVA_home path and java.home path, etc etc etc.
tried the so file listed in this article http://www.n42designs.com/blog/index.cfm/2013/10/23/Running-ColdFusion-10-on-OS-X-Mavericks
I must say adobe... its things like this that make me want to just stop using CF.
I need a fix for this please respond.
9:20:47 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 27, 2013
Adobe please make an update ASAP.
7:58:26 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 27, 2013
My main development platform is MacOS. This severely interrupts my development cycle and posses a huge problem for me in producing for my clients. I chose ColdFusion because I believed it offered better solutions when compared to other development languages such as ASP or PHP. But I think I may have to seriously consider PHP as my development language of choice as I cannot afford this type of down-time. This absolutely cripples the small-business/freelance developer/designer such as myself.
6:44:31 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 26, 2013
As others have stated, Mac OS X is my primary dev platform (and many other developers that I know), need this fixed.
8:57:23 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 26, 2013
Its time for Adobe to actually get ahead of the game and update software for new OS's and web servers.
8:09:02 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 26, 2013
This makes it hard to upgrade to Mavericks and use CF at the same time.
Oscar E. Despradel
8:35:42 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 25, 2013
I update to mavericks and now I cant develop in coldfusion please guys fix this asap
8:18:17 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 25, 2013
If this bug was fixed for CF11 that is *unacceptable* to us developers who have spent time and money on CF10!!!
CF11 is not even out yet (anyone knows *when* it will be out btw?), and we cannot stop our production process moving to OS X Mavericks simply because Adobe did not bother to test CF10 with it. I'm *very* disappointed at the way Adobe is handing this issue, and I'm also having second thoughts about the long-term prospects of CF with this attitude Adobe has in relation to us developers.
7:18:51 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 25, 2013
Please provide fix through updater.
11:15:13 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2013
Wow. The current version of CF on the current version of Mac and Windows seems obvious. Please fix it soon!
3:32:02 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2013
Same Here, Upgraded my OS to 10.9, now I am unable to continue developing CF10 on my machine. Please Fix SOON!
2:57:15 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2013
Don't understand how this wasn't anticipated by Adobe?
12:23:08 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2013
Please fix this asap .
10:53:56 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2013
This really does need to be supported. CF10 is the current version of ColdFusion and needs to support modern OS's.
6:50:55 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2013
Waiting for an Update ................. It is not possible to get the CF10 developer edition to run on OSX Mavericks.
5:10:49 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2013
This bug causes all of our Mac systems to be unable to be updated to OS X Mavericks. Numerous systems have already come across this issue and development is now impeded.
4:20:37 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2013
we shouldn't have this kind of issue every time there is an update to apache.
how hard can it be to get the connector to work with the current apache version?
4:20:18 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2013
Ik just bought new Mac's for development yesterday. We work with CF10 and with this my dev team will stop developing. That's an issue.
2:21:29 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2013
Same issue here, but with CF 9 and OS X 10.9.
It's impossible to run the webserver connector or modify the config manually.
1:28:15 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2013
this needs to be fixed! actually, this shouldn't have been an issue...
8:41:07 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
definitely needs to be fixed!
5:42:31 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
also confirmed - same issue
3:33:40 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
Cannot use ColdFusion 10 on my Mac workstation without doing MAMP or internal ColdFusion server.
3:29:33 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
I am experiencing the same thing and will be trying Mike's file to see if it works for now.
2:18:47 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
I don't use a Mac but the ColdFusion team need to improve their game with supporting current OS versions. we've already been through all this with the previous version of OSX and Windows 8. There's been a dev release of this available to Adobe since June... they should have been ready for this. Adobe need to understand developers keep their machines current, and this means CF needs to work on the current releases of the operating systems developers will be using.
2:09:51 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
Can't do local CF dev on 10.9 without messy workarounds if this bug isn't fixed.
1:53:44 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
This is verified as it no longer works.
1:30:08 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
My dev environment is OS-X
1:16:05 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
CF wants to run on dev-class macs. Dev-class macs run Mavericks.
1:09:39 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
Please fix or at least provide a solution so that we can update the files/configurations ourselves...we need your help Adobe.
12:33:52 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
I am always pushing my development Mac to the limits, even with 16 Gigs of RAM. The new performance enhancements in 10.9 Mavericks should greatly improve my development performance, especially in RAM usage.
12:28:34 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
Updated to Mavericks and it crashed my Apache/CF environment. Can't...get...work...done...
12:19:53 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
Preventing our devs from upgrading, please update as soon as possible!
12:16:23 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
Bumping up this bug because I plan to be installing Maverick, but not until this is fixed.
11:15:21 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
Also experiencing the same issue after upgrading to mavricks.
11:01:05 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
Confirmed...my local development environment is toast after updating to Mavericks - Apache 2.2.24. Commenting out the mod_jk loader in apache2/httpd let's apache startup which is good for standard but still need ColdFusion 10 up and running.
10:46:04 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
Confirmed same Apache behaviour after system was update to Mavericks
9:41:57 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
Confirmed...I also experienced what is described in the original report. ColdFusion 10 is non-functional under Mavericks.
8:55:20 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
I can confirm as well. Apache fails to start and with LogLevel set to debug you can see that the connector continues to load and crash repeatedly until apache is killed. Apache is never able to fully start.
7:06:46 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2013
I confirm this issue. As an addition: mod_jk.so dumps shared memory files every second into /wsconfig/1 directory. The latest version of mod_jk.so 1.2.37 won't compile on Mavericks as well.