update: workaround found for OS X Java Update 2 / CF 64-bit incompatability

>> Thursday, 13 November 2008

Thanks to Chris Hough's latest tweet it has been brought to my attention that there is now a workaround for the apparent incompatability between the supported java version of 64-bit Coldfusion and the version installed by the latest OS X java update here and here.

I haven't had call to try it myself just yet (I have refused to install the update since my last re-install because of this) but for those of you who are currently stuck with this problem and unable to install Coldfusion on your macs it's worth a try.

the usual disclaimer applies in so far as you do this all at your own risk. if you do go ahead and try it though I would appreciate it if you could leave your findings here in the comments. I'm seeing a lot of traffic from google regarding this issue so it'll help anyone else who finds their way here searching for an answer.

the link to the adobe thread with the workaround is:


good luck!


David Eckman 3 January 2009 at 01:55  

This worked great for me and your post helped get me back up and running very quickly.

In section 5, where he asks the questions about the files at the end, the support engineer means to erase the files in the 'commands' directory and then re-instate the symlinks to the updated java files. The command that is in the post is not 100% correct. The line should be:
"sudo ln -s ../Home/bin/* ."

Where i have 'ln' he had 'In'

Chad Mefferd 11 April 2009 at 15:52  

The adobe link is now defunct due to the fact that adobe has moved to a new system for their forums.

David Eckman 15 April 2009 at 01:09  

It's right here: http://forums.adobe.com/message/980231#980231