Tonight I'm installing ColdFusion 8 at home. So far the install has gone very smoothly. Installed Apache 2 first and then ran the installer for CF8.
One place I got stuck was during the CF install it asked me the location for my Apache binaries. I had no idea and the examples the installer suggested were all for Red Hat related systems.
A quick Google turned up this handy reference: Distros Default Layout on the Apache wiki.
Debian, Ubuntu (Apache 2):
ServerRoot :: /etc/apache2 DocumentRoot :: /var/www Apache Config Files :: /etc/apache2/apache2.conf Default VHost Config :: /etc/apache2/sites-available/default, /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default Module Locations :: /etc/apache2/mods-available, /etc/apache2/mods-enabled ErrorLog :: /var/log/apache2/error.log AccessLog :: /var/log/apache2/access.log cgi-bin :: /usr/lib/cgi-bin binaries (apachectl) :: /usr/sbin start/stop :: /etc/init.d/apache2 (start|stop|graceful|configtest)
What was really funny is before starting I did a quick Google on "ubuntu coldfusion" and one of the top links was a post here I had made some time ago called ColdFusion Install on Ubuntu which had some useful links - though most of those dealt with ColdFusion 7.