I tried to install FC 7.2.8 in a subdirectory of the webroot (like discussed here) but when trying to access the webtop, the
getProjectConstructorLocation() always redirects to the install directory.
I need to install multiple FarCry instances on one server (currently a Mac w/ 10.12, Apache, CF 11, and MySQL 5.x), and they need to work with different cores as well. So, what I want is basically:
/sites/appA -- /appA 
/sites/appA/core/webtop -- /webtop-appA 
/sites/appA/projects/fcAppA/www -- /fcAppA 
/sites/appB -- /appB 
/sites/appB/core/webtop -- /webtop-appB
/sites/appB/projects/fcAppB/www -- /fcAppB
 This is the usual "/farcry" mapping. I changed it because the two sites need to have different mappings on one server. In order to make it work, I replaced all occurrences of "/farcry/core," "/farcry/plugins," "farcry.core," and "farcry.plugins" with "/appA/core," etc. (Dreamweaver is a great tool for this ) I did this with an old 4.X installation -- works.
 The mapping to the site's Webtop application. These two need to be different in order to coexist on one server.
 The mapping to the site root for "appA."
 The "farcry" mapping for the second installation, as mentioned by Justin Carter in the above linked thread.
Since the non-webroot install as described in the already mentioned post did not work, I installed in the webroot (/sites) and copied/moved the underlying files and directories according to the above displayed structure. I moved everything outside the original "/farcry" directory to the "/fcAppA" folder.
Now, when I try to call the webtop application with the URl http://127.0.0.1/webtop-AppA, I get redirected to the installer because of the function
<cfset var loc = "" />
<cfset var virtualDirectory = "" />
<!--- strip the context path first (for J2EE deployments) --->
<cfset var script_path = right( cgi.SCRIPT_NAME, len( cgi.SCRIPT_NAME ) - len( cgi.context_path ) )>
<!--- Get the first directory after the url if there is one (ie. if its just index.cfm then we know we are just under the webroot) --->
<cfif listLen(script_path, "/") GT 1>
<cfset virtualDirectory = listFirst(script_path, "/") />
<!--- If the first directory name is the same name as the plugin, then we assume we are running the project from the webroot --->
<cfif virtualDirectory EQ arguments.plugin>
<cfset virtualDirectory = "" />
<!--- If we ended up with a virtual directory we check to see if there is a farcryConstructor --->
<cfif len(virtualDirectory) AND fileExists(expandPath("/#virtualDirectory#/farcryConstructor.#arguments.fileExtension#"))>
<cfset loc = trim("/#virtualDirectory#/farcryConstructor.#arguments.fileExtension#") />
<!--- Otherwise we check in the webroot --->
<cfset loc = trim("/farcryConstructor.#arguments.fileExtension#") />
<!--- If all else fails... --->
<!--- 1. See if the user has a cookie telling us what project to look at. --->
<cfif structKeyExists(url, "farcryProject") AND len(url.farcryProject)>
The reason is that the variable virtualDirectory holds the value of the webtop mapping, in our example "webtop-AppA". Now, there is no
farcryConstructor.cfm script in that directory. Thus, the script tries the webroot directory, but since I need to run multiple FarCry installations, the web root directory doesn't contain a
farcryConstructor.cfm script either.
And since the webtop application doesn't know anything about the "front-end" site either, there are no cookies or any information which joins those two.
So, long story short: How will this be done? Which step did I miss?
Any pointers are greatly appreciated.