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December 2007

Installing ColdFusion8 on Leopard using MAMP

I had the hardest time getting ColdFusion 8 installed on my development machine. I am totally new to CF and I wanted to give it a try so it was a real bummer to install it and not getting it to work. The problem is that CF8 does not work on a Mac if you have upgraded to Leopard OS 10.5. There are tones of tutorials online on how to get this up and running. I was not able to get any of them to work. I think it may have something to do with the fact that my current machine is running a Powerpc chip and not one of the new Intel Chips. I am sure there are a host of other reason.

Well after 2 days of installing and reinstalling several different ways I choose to try and get CF working on both my PowerPC machine and my Intel based MacBook Pro. The following video will explain how it is done. I hope this saves someone a lot of trouble.