thanks for sharing wih us your experience with running (hacked, but running!) ColdFusion MX on Mac OS X. I am helping my friend set it up on his OS X server -- I have a Solaris background, so I am a little familiar with some of the UNIX stuff that macheads have just been exposed to with OS X.
So far, I have done the following:
-gotten a copy of Coldfusion MX (eval for the moment)
-successfully installed on a Solaris box (it runs there)
-TARred up the install directory and moved it over to the MAC OS X box (using FTP)
-untarred it here in same location (/opt/coldfusionmx) and checked permissions
-changed the user in the configuration file to the user it will run on the Mac OS X box
-ran into some trouble about Darwin being unsupported, so I went into the "coldfusion" script and modified code to allow Darwin in (as Solaris)
-ran into some trouble about Coldfusion being already started, so I commented out that part of the script code
it says it is running, but it isn't. I checked the server log files, and found that Darwin does not understand the commands the script uses to set environment variables (PATH and another one). More troubling, there is another error message about the binary not being the right format.
What next? I can read a manual and figure out the env variables piece (and the export), but not sure where to go from there. Any help from someone who has done this would be greatly appreciated!