Yesterday evening, I needed to set up a CF8 development environment in VMWare. Honestly – this was the first install (and believe me, I installed a LOT of CF servers in my career) that really worked like a charm – good work, Adobe!
If you ever set up a CF 5/6/7 server, you know about the common problems such as non-working apache connectors, Installers that refuse to execute and so on – all that just did not happen. Have a look at my bash_history…
System: Debian Etch netinstall, Installation type: Base system only
apt-get install ssh
apt-get install apache2
chmod +x Coldfusion-8-lin.bin
cp /opt/coldfusion8/bin/coldfusion /etc/init.d/
update-rc.d coldfusion defaults
…and bingo, you end up with a working CF development environment.
The CF installer even managed to install the Apache connector automatically (that NEVER worked for me before).
If that isn’t easy… took me about 30 minutes, btw.