Finding out what package provides an unsatisified link

Here's a quick tip for Linux users... Should you find a missing dependency on the system, be it while running ColdFusion or any other software, you can query the system to find out what package should provide the missing library, and then find and install that package.

As an example, if the legacy X development packages aren't installed then you might find ColdFusion reporting an error about the Graphing Service. Inspecting the ColdFusion logs its revealed that there's a missing link in one of the Java AWT libraries:

Error [main] - Unable to initialize Graphing service: java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /opt/coldfusionmx7/runtime/jre/lib/i386/libawt.so: libXp.so.6:

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Lots of public momentum behind CFMX 7.01 for Mac OS X

Todd Matthews posted to the CF-Talk list that eWeek has published a very positive article about CFMX 7.01 support for Mac OS X in production.

Macromedia ColdFusion Supports Mac OS X 'Tiger'


Yahoo's Finance news is running a similar, but longer article:

Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 Offers Mac OS X 'Tiger' and Mac OS X Server 'Tiger' Support, Achieves Rapid Customer Adoption


Further, Sean Corfield just posted about a new CF_OSX Blog that is looking for contributors.

Also, check out my screenshots of the ColdFusion MX 7.01 GUI installation.