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Spectra Hot Fixes - Part 1 (by version)

Hot fixes are quick, downloadable code fixes to specific issues. From time to time, Macromedia may add additional hot fixes to this page when problematic issues are identified and testing of the hot fix is completed. Hot fixes are meant to be interim solutions to issues that will be included in an upcoming maintenance release or patch.

Macromedia strongly recommends installing hot fixes in your test/staging environment prior to deployment in your live production systems.

Click on the TechNote Article number for full instructions.

ColdFusion Hot Fixes which affect all versions of Macromedia Spectra

Spectra 1.5.1 Hot Fixes

Spectra 1.5 Hot Fixes

Spectra 1.01 Hot Fixes

ColdFusion Hot Fixes which affect all versions of Macromedia Spectra
ColdFusion 4.5.1: Security patch for Netegrity SiteMinder ( Article 17806 for NT, Article 17785 for Solaris )
Download file: Hot Fix for NT | Hot Fix for Solaris
Description: Advanced Security update to Netegrity Security Services in ColdFusion 4.5.1, 4.5.1 SP1, and 4.5.1 SP2 on Windows NT and Solaris has been made available. Security services were failing after 12/1/2000. The patch fixes the issue.
Duplicate Function ( Article 17814 )
Download File: Hot Fix
Description: The Duplicate Function is not working correctly in ColdFusion 4.5.1 SP2 for NT and Solaris. Although this issue occurs in ColdFusion 4.5.1 SP2 only, Spectra customers will be affected since the Duplicate() function fails to make a copy of structures contained in arrays. This hot fix is required and available for customers who own ColdFusion Server; it is not available to ColdFusion evaluation versions.
CF Security Proxy Crashes On Solaris (Article 17785 )
Download file: Hot Fix
Description: The cfsecurityproxy process in ColdFusion Server 4.5.x for Solaris crashes when machine system time is greater than 12/1/2000 00:00:00.

Spectra 1.5.1
Important Note: All Spectra 1.5.1 hot fixes can be found at the Spectra Community Source Project site.
At the Spectra Community Source Project, you can download the latest Spectra changes, submit your own code fixes, and check on the status of your prior submissions. You can also learn about other changes under review and find the latest Spectra information and news.


Spectra 1.5
Important Note: All Spectra 1.5 customers are urged to upgrade to Spectra 1.5.1 rather than apply the 1.5 hot fixes below. The fixes below are not inclusive of all fixes made to the 1.5 product. All Spectra 1.5.1 hot fixes can be found at the Spectra Community Source Project site. It is recommended that 1.5 customers first upgrade to the Spectra 1.5.1 maintenance release and then install all updates on the Community Source site.
At the Spectra Community Source Project, you can download the latest Spectra changes, submit your own code fixes, and check on the status of your prior submissions. You can also learn about other changes under review and find the latest Spectra information and news.
Download 1.5 Hot Fixes (does not include all hot fixes for 1.5)
Download File: Hot Fixes
Description: This package does not include all fixes made to the 1.5 product. All Spectra 1.5 customers are urged to upgrade to Spectra 1.5.1 rather than apply the 1.5 hot fixes. It is recommended that 1.5 customers first upgrade to the Spectra 1.5.1 maintenance release and then install all updates on the Community Source site. You may download this set of Spectra 1.5 Hot Fixes at once, as one zipped archive. Each archive contains a zipped file for each hot fix, with its associated TechNote Article.
Makepage.cfm Fails To Make a Page in the Webroot ( Article 17891 )
Download file: Hot Fix
Description: A "Page cannot be displayed" error occurs when attempting to use a page template to create a Macromedia Spectra page in the webroot. The page is actually created, but Macromedia Spectra is unable to locate it. Macromedia Spectra attempts to locate the page using an invalid URL. For full details, read Article 17891.
Unable to migrate or install a CODB to Oracle ( Article 17890 )
Download file: Hot Fix
Description: cfa_objectTypeProperty error occurs when migrating or installing a CODB to Oracle. Problem occurs when using Oracle Server versions other than 8.1.6, e.g. 8.06, 8.1.5, and 8.1.7.
User Cannot Access Webtop After Current Spectra Application Is Deleted ( Article 17889 )
Download file: Hot Fix
Description: A user is unable to access webtop after the current Spectra application is deleted. This can occur when multiple users are working against the same Spectra Webtop server. This has been fixed in Spectra 1.5.1. The linked template can be used in Spectra 1.5.
cfa_messagequeuecreate without r_objectid Causes an Error ( Article 17887 )
Download file: Hot Fix
Description: Spectra throws an error if you use without the "r_objectId" parameter.
Webtop over SSL ( Article 17884 )
Download file: Hot Fix for cfa_plp and Hot Fix for _selfpostformatter.cfm
Description: When accessing the Spectra Webtop over an SSL connection, hyperlinks will redirect to non-SSL URLs. A javascript error may be a symptom of this error.
CF Registry Grows even though "Cookie" Storage Specified ( Article 17885 )
Download file: Hot Fix
Description: Client variables continue to be written to the "Registry" even though "Cookie" storage is specified for client variables within the CF Server administrator, and in the <cfa_applicationinitialize> tag parameters.
"aRules" Error ( Article 17851 )
Download file: Hot Fix
Description: When upgrading containers it is possible for a container to have no rules. If a container does not have a rule during the upgrade you would see this error when upgrading from Spectra 1.01 to 1.5.
Report Wizard Error ( Article 17830 )
Download file: Hot Fix
Description: A customer attempting to use the "Report Wizard" in the sample applications (IBuild or Restorenet) or in his/her own custom application finds that two windows open on step 4 of 5. One window has "directions" and the other is the "Site Layout Model." The "directions" window tells the customer to edit an element of the model. But upon trying to edit an element of the model, the customer will experience the following error:
"Error resolving parameter STLS.BTNCANCELDESC2."
Containers Deleted When Edited ( Article 17845 )
Download file: Hot Fix
Description: In Spectra 1.5, when a container is edited, it is marked as "inactive." If one attempts to edit another container (this calls a cleanup function), this will cause the original container to be deleted.
"Containers Cannot Have Children" error ( Article 17856 )
Download file: Hot Fix
Description: "Containers cannot have children" error message while on step 15 of the process of upgrading a Spectra 1.01 Datasource to Spectra 1.5.
Publishing Rule Upgrade Issues ( Article 17846 )
Download file: Hot Fix
Description: Users who have upgraded version 1.01 Publishing Rules to version 1.5 may experience a number of problems with publishing rules and containers.
"Collection Not Found" Error ( Article 17824 )
Download file: Hot Fix
Description: Clicking on the REINDEX button in the Spectra 1.5 on-line help search form produces a "Collection not found" error.
Incorrect Page Shown When Switching Applications ( Article 17820 )
Download file: Hot Fix
Description: An incorrect application page is displayed if one switches between Spectra applications and attempts to spawn a page (in display or design mode) from within Spectra Webtop.
Error or Hang Time When Logging Into Spectra ( Article 17821 )
Modify File: /webroot/allaire/spectra/webtop/application.cfm
Description: Users may experience an error while logging into Spectra 1.5, or Spectra 1.5 seems to hang while trying to log into the Webtop. The error that may occur:
"An error occurred while evaluating the expression:
qGetSections.parentCompositionID[rowIndex] =
 stObjects[id].parentObjectID
Error near line 78, column 40."
Container Objects Disapper During Upgrade ( Article 17800 )
Modify File: For full details, read Article 17800.
Description: After upgrading to Spectra 1.5, customers have found that objects do not appear in containers. Sections created before the "Page Security Hot Fix" was applied (the page security hot fix is available in TechNote 17886 and can be applied to Spectra 1.01 only) and were moved to another section caused the site composition relationship to fail after the Spectra 1.5 upgrade process completed.

Last updated: 2002-11-14 08:28:20
Created: 01/10/01

ID: 17606
Product: Macromedia Spectra
Versions: All
OS: Solaris, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0
Browser: All
Server: All
Database: All
Former ID: 16833
 

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