Hans Omli recently presented the following problem to me:

I've run into an issue installing ColdFusion MX 7 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 2 or Update 3. The same issue doesn't occur on the original release of RHEL 4 or Update 1. The issue is that after restarting, linux pauses at 'Starting coldfusionmx7: ' until you press Enter, after which the boot process continues. Haven't been able to track down a workaround yet...

To be complete, the issue also appears on the original release and Update 1 of RHEL 4 after running up2date to apply available security updates. I think I've narrowed the issue down to the selinux-policy-targeted package. When I get a chance, I plan to diff selinux-policy-targeted-1.17.30-2.88 (RHEL4-U1) and selinux-policy-targeted-1.17.30-2.110 (RHEL4-U2) to figure out what change(s) may be causing the issue.


This was the fourth report I've heard of this problem, and until today I've never been able to reproduce it when using the original RHEL4 release. Hans provided the clue that it only occurred in recent updates to RHEL (or CentOS), so I downloaded CentOS 4.3 which has the updated SELINUX policy, and then installed ColdFusion 7.01 to let the fun begin.

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