ColdFusion MX on Mac OS X, Part 3
Subject:   Server running, but not recognizing new directory
Date:   2002-12-31 15:38:56
From:   swankboy
Response to: Server running, but not recognizing new directory

I'm noticing two differences:

One, when I go to list the directory in terminal this is what I get:

drwxr-xr-x 10 swankboy bin 340 Dec 29 17:18 CFIDE
drwx------ 19 swankboy bin 646 Dec 30 03:47 WEB-INF
drwxr-xr-x 25 swankboy bin 850 Dec 29 19:24 cfdocs

...even though I have a mysfmxapps folder in the Finder window in the wwwroot directory. Also I notice that the permissions are considerably different than what you listed.

When I go to the address in my browser I see:

Index of /

CFIDE/ dir 12/29/02 05:18 PM
cfdocs/ dir 12/29/02 07:24 PM

No .DS_Store file or mycfmxapps/ folder displaying...

Currently I'm installing cfmx under Linux 7.2 to redo everything (I got the iso's off the redhat site). I figured I'd do it this time _exactly_ as you described. Thanks for the great directions, I'll really be happy when this is functioning perfectly.

I run Apache server on my OS X machine, is there a reason you didn't install under Apache? I'm just curious. I doubt it will work as per your instructions to do so, so I did it to install it's own standalone as you instructed. Thanks again.



Okay, I just got done installing CFMX in Linux 7.2 and moving the cfmxinst.bin file over to OS X. When I run gnutar now it doesn't even expand at all. The files all scroll and it looks like it's doing something, but the files are nowhere to be found. I once manually expanded the .bin file using Aladdin Expander and moved it to my home directory, but when I created the coldfusionosx file with bbedit and saved it I couldn't see this file in terminal. i don't know what is going on. I ran Norton's and Disk Utility to make sure nothing is wrong with my disk, but everything appears fine. Help is much appreciated.

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  • Server running, but not recognizing new directory
    2003-01-01 06:50:28  dicklacara [View]

    Ahh, you must be using Jaguar.

    This was reported in a prior post & a resolution was also posted.

    If you followed instructions, the cfmxinst.bin file does get expanded into the /opt directory/

    For some reason, Jaguar wants /opt to be invisible.

    Here's how to make it visible (from the previous post).

    Upgrading to Jaguar causes the /opt folder to be invisible to the Finder -- It is still intact, you just can't see it from the desktop.

    To make it visible again, do the following:

    Open a Terminal window.

    Assume the root ID by entering:

    su root

    Enter your (Mac OS X) Administrative password when asked

    Change to the root file level:

    cd /

    Edit the .hidden file with pico by entering (note the dot before the file name):

    pico .hidden

    with the arrows, navigate down and delete the line containing:


    save the updated file by entering:


    followed by:


    Exit pico by entering:


    Reassume the cfmx user ID by entering:

    su cfmx

    From the Apple menu select Force Quit... (or press Command+Option+Escape).

    Select the Finder and click Relaunch

    When the finder is relaunched, you should see the opt folder on Macintosh HD, just as it was before installing Jaguar.