Installing Farcry CMS – Where to create a Virtual-Mapping

I had heard from a blog mkruger.cfwebtools.com

http://www.farcrycms.org that farcry was one of the coolest things ever… so i had to try it…

while installing… i read documentation and watched some of the videos… and from what i see, i believe it is super easy to create a menu structure with farcry, i’m sure thats not all the limitations, but watch the videos on farcry http://www.jeffcoughlin.com

very good stuff

while starting farcry i ran into some issues (self inflicted)

I tried to install in my web root under a folder called farcry and it gave me some grief…

I created a blank sql database which was no problem…

Created the coldfusion mapping, but the instructions tell you to create a virtual mapping… i had no clue where to do this if my intentions werent on a web server, my intentions were just testing on my laptop… Windows XP… and i’m using coldfusion 7 developers edition…

Turns out the place to create the mapping is in the place you installed coldfusion… for me it was “D:\CFusionMX7\wwwroot\WEB-INF\jrun-web.xml” This is not included in the farcry documentations from what i saw, but i could be wrong, I didnt look that close.

I changed from my original idea of having it right under the web root, to be installed right on the D Drive in “D:\farcry” here is the mapping i created…

<virtual-mapping>

<resource-path>/farcry</resource-path>

<system-path>D:/farcry/farcry_core/admin/</system-path>

</virtual-mapping>

it states this in the documentation, but it never tells you where to put the file…. everything else i muttered through in the install… but I had to start and stop coldfusion a couple of times… it was really hogging my memory…. 1.2 GB of 1GB… it actually started using a pagefile…. gay… anyway… i stopped Coldfusion and the usage went back to normal… i started coldfusion back up, and all was still normal?

I try to access the login page for farcry, and it took a while, but it loaded…

The page was loading after i did the initial log in for over 15 minutes… I think a reboot might take care of this issue…. I’ll continue with the blog later.

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