2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 28, 2010 2:02 PM by CFsolar

    CF Builder Debugger: reference to "E:\cf9_final\..." or "E:\cf9_updates_rc\..."

    CFsolar Level 1

      Just curious...


      When I'm in Debug mode in CF Builder, in the Debug view (where the templates being referenced appear as you step through the code), I have come across several occasioins where there is a template referred to as "E:\cf9 [something]".  When it reaches this point, it opens a new Editor tab with that reference.  The tab contains the text: "Source not found."  and a button to "Edit Source Lookup Path". Sometimes this causes an unexpected interruption of the debug process and sometimes it doesn't.


      My question is:  what does this mean?  and why is it referring to "E:\,,,anything"????


      My setup is:

      CF9  (not updated to 9.01) as Standalone

      CF Builder 1.0 (without the update)

      Apache 2.2.17

      Windows XP


      I have only a C: drive and a D: [CD/DVD] drive.

        • 1. Re: CF Builder Debugger: reference to "E:\cf9_final\..." or "E:\cf9_updates_rc\..."
          charlie@carehart.org Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          There are two things going on here.


          First, these file name/path references are referring to CFML code in files that have been precompiled--a feature used relatively infrequently by users, but used often in CFML code distributed by Adobe. Most CF Admin CFML pages are precompiled, but that's not likely what you're hitting. Instead, a surprise for many is that several CFML "tags" are really deployed under the covers as CFML files (see \wwwroot\WEB-INF\cftags).


          And if you ever have either an error in such files or somehow end up in them in the debugger, you will see this reference to the e: drive, but it represents the actual path where the source existed on the machine of the developer who "built" CF (before it was distributed per the installer to you).


          As for how you could end up inside them in the debugger, well, again, some CFML tags are deployed as CFML files, so for instance if you "step into" a CFDUMP tag then I could see this happening. I'd hope that Adobe would detect and prevent that, but I can't recall if they do (and don't want to fire up a demo at the moment to confirm).


          But let us know if any of this helps.


          /charlie arehart


          Providing CF and CFBuilder troubleshooting services

          at http://www.carehart.org/consulting

          • 2. Re: CF Builder Debugger: reference to "E:\cf9_final\..." or "E:\cf9_updates_rc\..."
            CFsolar Level 1

            Charlie...thanks for the explanation.  This helps to alleviate my concern that I had set some process or vector in motion that unwittingly made these "e:\..." references appear in the debugging process.  Your explanation makes a lot of sense and is all I needed.   As for the developers...well, this bit of sloppiness only caused me a minor amount of trouble...