RE: [contentbox-version] Log files directory

The location of the log file should be in the Logbox config inside ColdBox.cfc. Can you clarify what files ContentBox is trying to write in the system temp directory?



ColdBox Platform Evangelist
Ortus Solutions, Corp

ColdBox Platform:


We have successfully added ContentBox to the beta feed of Helicon Zoo repository. Please try it following these instructions:

  1. Download and install Microsoft Web Platform Installer:
  2. Open “Options” and add following custom feed: (this feed includes most current versions as well as experimental products)
  3. Fins Zoo -> Applications -> Content Box and install it. ( The only requirement you need to have Oracle JDK 7 before installation as Oracle prohibit inclusion of Java files into repositories).

After installation is completed you should be able to run Content Box.

The installation is the default Content Box installation available for download from your site, plus we made the following fixes:

  1. WEB-INF/web.xml file with the following content:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>


CFMLServlet *.cfm *.cfml *.cfc *.cfm/* *.cfml/* *.cfc/* /index.cfc/* /index.cfm/* /index.cfml/*


This is required in order for propper URL mapping to work. Wonder it has not been included into the distribution package.

  1. Environment variables TEMP and TMP are set to %APPL_PHYSICAL_PATH%/temp (in web.config), required by ContentBox to save temporary files.
  2. Log files directory is set to “logs” instead of “…/logs” in ColdBox.cfc file - required to log files in the writeable folder.
  3. Removed HTTP access from the “/temp”, “/logs” and “/patch” folders using web.config.

After positive testing we will move this product into release feed of Helicon Zoo repository.

If you have more recommendations or other modifications to this installation packages I will appreciate your feedback.
Thank you!

That sounds like you got everything sorted…