I recently installed a new beta version of a security update for Mojave. This is likely the third or more version, as I do not really keep track. As far as I know, I have never seen multiple beta versions of a security update.
Thanks for the tip. However, in my case, there is no line like that in my Console logs or the Server logs :-(I figured this out, at least for my case. It's nothing to do with PHP, but with postfix. In Console, every 10 seconds I saw this logged:
default 13:05:16.042569 -0500 master fatal: unable to determine open file limit
After lots of debugging, ultimately my solution was to raise the max open file limit, using this technique: ulimit osx el capitan
... Another steaming pile from Apple...
Next I tried copying the new Install macOS Sierra.app over the old one on the bootable flash installer. I then booted from that, but the Mac went into recovery mode after long delays. ...
... It's all a really weird mystery to me, as I can't quite figure out what's going on to cause this kind of problem.
Here's a very helpful email from a longtime MacInTouch supporter:I just repeated this test using DropDMG, which failed in the same way with Apple's new macOS Sierra installer app...
Apple’s not too far behind with microcode updates, it seems, though I’m not sure if they are applied at the firmware level or at boot time. At least on my 2015 iMac (with a Skylake processor), microcode from June is installed.FYI: ... Ubuntu Linux Gets Intel Microcode Update to Fix CPU Hangs ...
sysctl -x machdep.cpu.signature machdep.cpu.signature: 0x000506e3 sysctl -x machdep.cpu.microcode_version machdep.cpu.microcode_version: 0x000000cc
Here you go:Apple has released macOS 10.15.2. However, there appears to be no "combo" update - I can't even find one trying different download numbers in the usual way on their (dysfunctional) Support page. Has Apple now abandoned these without warning?
I'm running Mojave, IOS 12, and my watch is Version 5 something. I doubt I will ever install another update unless someone holds a gun to my head. Everything works now, and that is all I care about. I even regret upgrading to Mojave, but there's no turning back on that, mostly getting some Apache server stuff to run again.iOS 13 has been the worst iOS I can remember. Even on the latest version, I've had random app
That particular download is only a delta update, and requires that you already have macOS 10.15.1 installed.
Apple has finally released the combo update.Apple has released macOS 10.15.2. However, there appears to be no "combo" update - I can't even find one trying different download numbers in the usual way on their (dysfunctional) Support page. Has Apple now abandoned these without warning?
Thank you. I literally updated last night and searched Apple's site without results. And it's not like "10.15.2 combo update" as a search is cryptic, right? Apple's site... well, it's designed to sell, not support.
After seeing Simon's post and noticing it was for the delta update, I did a crawl through adjacent kb values in the URL looking to see what was available. Did not see the combo updater. The next day I did the same thing, but this time there was a record. Much like yourself, I could not find an entry otherwise at Apple Support. Today, it is there in plain view for all to find.Thank you. I literally updated last night and searched Apple's site without results. And it's not like "10.15.2 combo update" as a search is cryptic, right? Apple's site... well, it's designed to sell, not support.
Thanks very much to the person who reported this, and to Ric for posting it. Your solution saved me a lot of work and head-scratching.Here's a very helpful email from a longtime MacInTouch supporter:
While I had seen several folks noting that createinstall media fails for new certificate posted OS X Sierra Installer, I hadn’t seen a solution posted there (aside from resetting a Mac’s internal clock).One fix that I’ve used successfully without resetting the clock (that I think has been noted elsewhere) requires that you have an old version of the Install MacOS Sierra.app (dated October, 2017) and that you use that first to create a bootable USB stick with the old version of the installer (with the expired certificate).Then put that bootable USB in your Mac, and update it with the new version of the Sierra installer, as follows:1. Download the new software for the Sierra macOS installer, which is named InstallerOS.dmg2. Mount the dmg and run the package - this will put Install MacOS Sierra.app in the /Applications directory, per usual; this is dated3. Open the USB stick and delete the old version of the Install MacOS Sierra.app that is there (erase and empty trash, e.g.)4. Copy the new version of the Install MacOS Sierra.app to the USB stickThis seems to work - will boot up and install Sierra in all the minis, laptops that I’ve tried, up to 2015 at least, without any complaints that the installer is damaged, etc.If you don’t have a bootable USB with the older version of Sierra, you can still create one: using createinstall media with Apple’s instructions works fine here; I have tried it. (Of course, the installer won’t work due to the expired certificate). Then you can do the replace bit as per 3-4 above.
P.S. It is astonishing that it is impossible to perform such an elementary task as copying the text, i.e. the "what's new" text, from the "more" link of an App Store update notice using the Mojave version of the App Store app. An elementary, defining feature of the Apple computing experience since at least the Lisa... gone, because hey, it's 2020, and Apple doesn't need to follow no stinkin' UI conventions.Ind.ie said:About Better’s migration from Ind.ie to Small Technology Foundation
We reached out to Apple to ask if they would simply move our developer account to Small Technology Foundation. Computer said “no.” We also asked if we could migrate the apps to our new account. Computer said “no.” (You cannot move apps between accounts if they use iCloud features. Better uses iCloud to sync your ‘Do Not Block’ list between devices.)
We even wrote a blog post and appealed to anyone at Apple who might be able to help. But no one got in touch. So we really did try everything we could to avoid this. We’d rather not do this either: it means we’re going to lose over three years of history and our placement on the App Store and probably upset a bunch of people in the process.
Yup. A [trillion]-dollar company that spent $6B+ on a spaceship campus, doesn't have the resources to deal with a simple request that would make the life of third-party developers (and by extension, Apple's own customers) that little bit easier.
More background:Yup. A [trillion]-dollar company that spent $6B+ on a spaceship campus, doesn't have the resources to deal with a simple request that would make the life of third-party developers (and by extension, Apple's own customers) that little bit easier.
This is, indeed, the Apple of 2020.
Aral Balkan said:
And the most important point from that post in my opinion:
Big companies like Apple ration their touch costs because it is very easy for any touch cost to balloon. The issue sort of answers itself, in that Better Blocker doesn't really mean anything to Apple, and whatever process is needed likely involves actions outside of the scope of the developer plan. The little thing for Better Blocker then doesn't fit with Apple management of touch costs.
Yes, of course. (People already paid to buy copies of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard without even getting security updates and despite Apple's best efforts to hide it.)For a while, now, I have been wondering, perhaps an odd consideration: If Apple offered a security update plan for older systems Mac OS, Safari, and such... for a fee,
would folks sign up?
This isn't really a question of big company versus small company. It looks to be more a question of whether a company follows the rules and laws or not. Whether Apple is a big or small company, as manager of the App Store assets, there should be rules set up for the transfer of assets in the store from one entity to another. If Apple could be "socially hacked" to transfer someone's app away from the rightful owner, then it would be a bad thing. A small company is exactly who would be attacked and probably is most vulnerable.Big companies like Apple ration their touch costs because it is very easy for any touch cost to balloon. The issue sort of answers itself, in that Better Blocker doesn't really mean anything to Apple, and whatever process is needed likely involves actions outside of the scope of the developer plan. The little thing for Better Blocker then doesn't fit with Apple management of touch costs.
With many tens of thousands of apps in the App Store, none of those had been through a asset acquisition? Of course there have been acquisitions.Apple said:Can I transfer my app to another account?[
Yes. Use App Store Connect to transfer qualifying apps to another account in case of an acquisition, asset purchase, or other similar situation. When you transfer an app, it will remain available on the App Store, all ratings and reviews will carry over, and users will continue to have access to future updates. Learn more in App Store Connect Help.
It is relatively easy to get stuck in limbo with Apple if you hit an exceptional (non-normal) situation and they need to pass something along to a different group. As you pointed out, they have a transfer mechanism, but there may be, in this specific case, just enough difference to confound the system and the developer. Touch costs do impact the flexibility of systems at Apple, including the developer program.That said, it appears to be a common practice of several apps to just change controllers on the existing corporate account after an acquisition. Microsoft has kept Wunderlist's same ownership (probably through a subsidiary set-up). In this case, if they shut down the UK corporation before transferring the intellectual property, then this could all end up in a very bad place.
Glad to that there's a happy ending to the Better Blocker saga (after some more Apple follies), which no doubt was helped by the public exposure of this debacle and community support, but as the developer says, no one else should've needed to know or care about it to begin with.
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