Monday, November 04, 2002

Error in precompile.bat printed in my CFDJ article

Gads! Somehow the version of the precompile.bat file that was printed in my October CFDJ article ( is missing some important code! :-(

It should be:
set MX_INSTALL=d:\cfusionMX
%MX_INSTALL%\runtime\jre\bin\java -classpath
    %MX_INSTALL%\lib\cfusion.jar -webroot %1
    -webinf %MX_INSTALL%\wwwroot\WEB-INF %1

As the article indicates, it's just 2 lines, the first being the SET and the second starting with %MX_INSTALL%.

But the printed version was somehow missing the beginning of the second line:

%MX_INSTALL%\runtime\jre\bin\java -classpath

So sorry for that printing mistake!

One other thing I've learned since writing the article is that it seems to fail to work if a directory name or file name being precompiled has spaces in the name.

Update: I've since found another issue with the version offered in the CFDJ. In certain instances it may fail to work, and it turns out that it was the setting the second line above to:

%MX_INSTALL%\runtime\jre\bin\java -classpath

as was shown in the article. It should instead be what I've set it to above:

%MX_INSTALL%\runtime\bin\java -classpath

Turns out that the runtime\jre\bin calls a 1.3 version of the java interpreter, and as of the updater 1 of CFMX, parts of this compile process (when using the -f directive) need the 1.4 interpreter. The corrected line calls the correct one. See my entry of 12/6/02 for more info.