Today I decided to do a fresh install of Mountain Lion. In order to get back to the development environment I had for php and ColdFusion I decided to try follow what sounded like the “easiest path” - thus, instead of using MacPorts to install all the apache/php stuff I decided to use MAMP. Also, instead of using Railo (whose installation could be more straight forward) I decided to install the dev version of ColdFusion 10.
MAMP installation is simple. I just rolled with the default settings and let it do it’s thing with one small exception. When it was at installation options I found a way to expand them and turn off MAMP pro. I didn’t really want to pay for the added features it might offer.
Next up I installed ColdFusion 10. Again, this was pretty straight forward. I installed things using the default settings until I got to the point where I had to add a webserver connector. After clicking “add” the form had prepopulated with the default base Apache install instead of the MAMP install. I changed the conf path to “/Applications/MAMP/conf/apache” Likewise I changed the httpd path to “/Applications/MAMP/bin/apahce2/bin/httpd” and the apachectl path to “/Applications/MAMP/bin/apache2/bin/apachectl” After that I just let it do it’s thing and before I knew it CF 10 was installed and working propertly on my MAMP stack.
I write a lot of unit tests in PHP so I need to make sure the Command Line Interface points at the same php install. This wasn’t too tricky but it took me a few minutes to figure out. First I had to update my .bash_profile to include
PATH=/Applications/MAMP/bin/hp/php5.4.4/bin:$PATH export PATH
Then I restarted terminal (or you can just type . ./.bash_profile to reload your path info). To test it I typed php -v and made sure 5.4.4 showed up instead of 5.3.x or whatever the default version in Mt. Lion is.
At this point I can access my CF administrator via http://127.0.0.1/cfide/administrator, I can access the MAMP root at http://localhost/MAMP and I setup a virtual_host (or an alias if that is your bag) so I could access my development files without having to go into the MAMP htdocs root directory. Here is my httpd-vhosts.conf file:
# # Virtual Hosts # # If you want to maintain multiple domains/hostnames on your # machine you can setup VirtualHost containers for them. Most configurations # use only name-based virtual hosts so the server doesn't need to worry about # IP addresses. This is indicated by the asterisks in the directives below. # # Please see the documentation at # # for further details before you try to setup virtual hosts. # # You may use the command line option '-S' to verify your virtual host # configuration. # # Use name-based virtual hosting. # NameVirtualHost *:80 DocumentRoot "/Users/bill/dev/websites" ServerName localhost ServerAlias *.localhost Options ExecCGI FollowSymLinks AllowOverride all Allow from all Order allow,deny DocumentRoot "/Users/bill/dev/cfsites" ServerName cfserver.com ServerAlias *.cfserver.com Alias /mxunit /Users/bill/dev/cf-libraries/mxunit Allow from all Order allow,deny I also had to update my hosts file so that cfserver.com exists. The hosts file is at /private/etc/hosts