Anybody? Where's Charlie Arehart when you need him? lol Sorry, Charlie, had to throw that in, you seem to always have the answer when it comes to CF server problems.
I've installed ColdFusion well over 100 times on numerous operating systems and don't recall ever having a problem. So I find your bitterness hard to take. I also get frustrated with people who immediately get indignant about a problem like this, particularly when trying to do something that is clearly unsupported. CF9 is not supported on Lion, so try not to get so frustrated with Adobe when you are trying to do something that they never claimed you should be able to do.
That said, I will try to help.
First, are you aware that Lion does not come with Java? Did you install it?
Second, have you check the execute permissions on the installer. Who owns the file? It doesn't matter if you've run installers from the directory before, files can have their own permission. Perhaps something with your got buggered. Worst case, you could just try setting it to 777 (don't forget that a .app is a package, so you need to recurse file permission changes. chmod -rf 777 ColdFusion\ 9\ Installer.app).
You could always try downloading the file again.
Hope that helps. If it doesn't you might also want to check this: http://superuser.com/questions/361475/com-apple-launchd-com-apple-launchd-peruser-error
Also, I googled "getting coldfusion to run on macos lion" and got a bunch of people detailing how they got it running.
Have you read all of those, and tried 'em out?
(sorry, just a Windows & very occasional Linux user, me... so no help when it comes to using a Mac)
Jason, I had actually removed the somewhat stronger wording in the message soon after posting it and well before your reply. It was pointless and counter productive, so I guess I saw your point before you even made it! The solution you pointed out (changing permissions) works perfectly, many thanks for that. Kind of wish a solution was easier to find for this problem, seeing as it doesn't really appear to be a Lion problem, more like a Unix one. I searched the hell out of it before posting here and got nowhere. Seeing as I've absolutely never run into this installing anything else, really makes me wonder what the hell happened.
Hey Adam, I did read a bunch of things, but seems like people have run into different problems. Most of the things I saw were not installer issues. Who knows, maybe my search words ended up not getting the right thing, but at least the problem's now solved. Hopefully somebody else searching for a solution to this will have an easier time now.
Hey Adam, I did read a bunch of things,
No worries. I always ask because it never occurs to really a lot of people around here to do some research before posting. Glad you're not one of them, and that you got your problem sorted.