So I have never done this before, and I figured for everyones benefit I would document the process from my end. I am faced with updating Coldfusion 9 to 9.0.1 for our production server. This server is running JBoss with CF9 running inside of it (J2EE WAR file).

Here is the process I took:

Downloaded the file from Adobe, chmod it to execute, then run the bin file (./):

wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/coldfusion/updates/901/ColdFusion_update_901_WWEJ_linux.bin
chmod 777 ColdFusion_update_901_WWEJ_linux.bin
./ColdFusion_update_901_WWEJ_linux.bin

After that, the update self extracts (into /tmp) and goes on its merry way and has you click (multiple times) to get through the long legal agreement. Till it comes to the end (so you can just keep hitting to fly through it) and it asks you to:

DO YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT? (Y/N): Y

folowing that, you simply select your configuration (mine is J2EE as mentioned):

Please select the ColdFusion 9 installation configuration that you want to update.
    1- Server configuration
    2- Multiserver configuration
    3- J2EE configuration
ENTER THE NUMBER OF THE DESIRED CHOICE: 3

and of course as you have guessed it, that is followed by:

Provide the ColdFusion 9 EAR or WAR file that is to be updated.
EAR/WAR File: (DEFAULT: ): /my/dir/cfusion.war

and a confirmation of ALL that:

Please Review the Following Before Continuing:
Product Name:
    Adobe ColdFusion 9.0.1
CF9 J2EE Archive to Update:
    /my/dir/cfusion.war
Disk Space Information (for Installation Target):
    Required:  208,745,395 bytes
    Available: 1,597,456,384 bytes
PRESS <ENTER> TO CONTINUE:

Finally the installation is completed! Enjoy… not too difficult after all.



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