ColdFusion MX 7 2007 DST Update Instructions on Linux

What I have dubbed Y2k7DST went off (almost) without a hitch. All the hundreds of patched machines seemed to roll over properly… for the most part.

The one thing that completely slipped my mind was ColdFusion. Maybe because I haven’t coded in it in so long or maybe it was because I assumed it got its time hooks from the OS.

I any case, ColdFusion MX 7 needs to have the JVM updated to accommodate the new (<sarcasm> and infinitely wise </sarcasm>) daylight savings time change.

The ‘details’ of this update can be found in Adobe TechNote: d2ab4470

The install instructions are bit scattered so, because I’m such a nice a guy, I have summarized them here for the lazy or uninitiated. These instructions are only what you need to get CFMX7 updated. Because of this you should read the accompanying instructions so you know what you are doing. And as always I take no responsibility if anything mucks up during this process.

ColdFusion MX 7 2007 DST Update Instructions for Linux:

1. SSH to your web server and pull up a root shell or sudo all of the following.
2. Download the TZupdater from
3. Create an account, login or use to get the file.
4. Because the sunsite uses a special download application, you need to download the patch to your local workstation and scp/ftp the file to your server.
5. Change to the directory you downloaded the to.
6. unzip; cd tzupdater-1.1.0-2007c
7. /opt/coldfusionmx7/bin/coldfusion stop
8. /opt/coldfusionmx7/runtime/jre/bin/java -jar tzupdater.jar -u
9. /opt/coldfusionmx7/bin/coldfusion start

That should be it. Test it to be sure it worked.

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