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March 2016

@CocoaKevin defaults write com.c-command.DropDMG MJTSoftwareUpdateCheckAtLaunch NO

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@CocoaKevin defaults write com.c-command.DropDMG QuitWhenDone YES

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@CocoaKevin Great. And then you invoked the command-line tool from a shell script build phase?

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@kcase @noelc @maj3d Also, it used to be possible to drag and drop on to contexts in the right pane.

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Microsoft Is Bringing the Bash Shell to Windows 10: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/3…

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Introducing Safari Technology Preview: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/3…

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@CocoaKevin Please do. If it ends up being useful, I’ll see if I can make it easier and write up some instructions.

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@CocoaKevin OK, I will investigate that. Probably can just enter the license info via the keys MJTOwnerName2 and MJTSerialNumber2.

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@CocoaKevin I haven’t done that. Are you able to edit that user’s defaults? Is the account able to launch apps?

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@McCloudStrife Best Macworld Expo demo I ever saw, from Steve himself in a tiny one-Mac booth.

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@McCloudStrife TMON, which I never used; and Jasik’s “The Debugger,” which had a really weird and powerful interface. Hope there’s a video…

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@McCloudStrife And there was actually a market for third-party debuggers that were better than the built-in one…

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@McCloudStrife My first Mac had an actual switch to break into the debugger and maybe get back to the Finder if the system crashed.

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@McCloudStrife Also, having used the combination of unprotected memory, system extensions, and a non-journaled filesystem, I’ve seen worse.

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@McCloudStrife Probably right, because as many problems as there are, there doesn’t seem to be anything better coming along to replace it.

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@macguitar Glad to here that. Fantastical is one of my favorite apps for Mac and iPhone.

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What to Do When the Mac App Store App Just Spins and Spins: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/3…

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@kvanh @mcelhearn Happens for me with both laptop and Bluetooth.

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@mcelhearn Did you try the Keyboard Maestro macro that @betalogue suggested?

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@mcelhearn Hmm. I wonder what the difference is. I am *not* a very fast typist.

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@mcelhearn Are you using Icons view? It doesn’t happen for me in there. In List and Columns view it’s happened on all my Macs for years.

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@mcelhearn Shouldn’t matter because it should be buffered. Like I said, this worked 25 years ago.

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@peternlewis Yes, I guess that’s the problem. We are not actually their customers.

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@mcelhearn Yes. Not sure why the slowness should matter, though.

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@mcelhearn @betalogue It happens with a fresh OS install with no changed settings.

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Universal Links Association Files Crashing iOS Apps: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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Restricting Your Cell Carrier’s Use of Your CPNI Data: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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Clear iOS Caches by Renting a Long Movie: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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Finder Drops Keystrokes After Creating New Folder: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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@marcoarment Was told I would get that notification but never did. When I finally checked manually, the app had finished processing long ago

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@betalogue Yes, that should work. Thanks for reminding me.

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@betalogue Preview is an interesting case because I so rarely save changes in it.

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To Optional or Not to Optional: IBOutlet: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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@betalogue But, yes, I wish I could turn this feature off. Makes things slow and confusing when I know I don’t want to save any changes.

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@betalogue If you check "Ask to keep changes" it should let you revert when closing and then auto-restore the old file and date.

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@McCloudStrife It used to be there, and they removed it. Now when I need it I Control-Return into BBEdit, which has a “you are here.”

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@McCloudStrife I just wish that Xcode still had a way to show the number for the current line. I never need to see all the numbers at once.

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@McCloudStrife Seems like unnecessary clutter to me, given that there is already a command to jump to a particular line.

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@nickheer No, but I have Mail notifications turned off.

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@McCloudStrife I still like it when it works. It’s still full of bugs.

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@McCloudStrife I suppose so. I’ve changed my mind a few times about what that tag should refer to.

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@oluseyidotinfo I’m much more critical of the software itself than the business model. But OTOH surely they are related.

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@oluseyidotinfo Subscriptions would actually eliminate the problem he had with Acrobat.

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@oluseyidotinfo Yep. We’ll see how long that remains true.

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@oluseyidotinfo Good point. So do you think most customers are happy (enough), or have no choice, or these charts are lagging indicators?

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@Catfish_Man Yeah. What happens if the resource changes type after I create the URL? In general, I can’t prevent that from happening…

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@Catfish_Man Similar issue just creating a URL. And in bulk it’s slow even with an SSD.

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Adventures in Troubleshooting AirDrop: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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How to Use the 10.9 SDK With Xcode 7.3: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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How One Developer Broke Node, Babel, and Thousands of Projects: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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@rbrockerhoff @willco007 Yeah, disabling SIP didn’t help this time. Making more backups before I try it again.

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No further ideas so I’ll revert to my clone and try to update again.

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@ScooterComputer It fixed problems but still won’t boot other than through recovery.

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@ScooterComputer Seems like a different issue. I’m just getting lsd crashes that seem to prevent login.

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After Disk Utility it now freezes at login with a half progress bar instead of a full one. Or an empty bar in verbose mode.

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Disk Utility on recovery partition is fixing volume information. I thought it would do this much earlier in boot automatically.

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The system.log in single user mode shows a continuous stream of lsd (launch services) crashes.

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@brysonholland I went out for 3 hours and still hung. Something like this happened with 10.11.x before (SIP migration?) but fixed itself.

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@willco007 It logs some stuff, then hides the log and gets stuck with the apple and progress bar again.

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Main Mac won’t boot after 10.11.4 update. Just freezes with full progress bar after logging in.

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@peternlewis That makes sense. I started using NSRA because of problems that emerged with the Process Manager. Seemed unlikely to be fixed.

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@peternlewis :( NSRA has been working OK for my limited uses. I’m getting the same error sending an AppleEvents to the Finder.

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@peternlewis Did you ever find a solution to the “AppleEvents: Send port for process has no send right” error? openradar.me/18890642

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@olebegemann Happens to me multiple times per day. So annoying.

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When Your Swift Code Breaks the Compiler: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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Update Your Kindle’s Software Today: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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Update Your Kindle’s Software Today: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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Update Your Kindle’s Software Today: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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Gathering System Information in Swift With sysctl: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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Twitter Won’t Raise 140-Character Limit: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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Twitter Won’t Raise 140-Character Limit: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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Twitter Won’t Raise 140-Character Limit: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/2…

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@geoffhackworth That makes sense, although is there really much difference between the prices of MacBooks and high-end iPhones and iPads?

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Apple TV Home Sharing: Ethernet to Wi-Fi: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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Why Don’t We Have Cellular MacBooks?: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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@Bagelturf The path must be fewer than 255, so technically you only get 254!

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Game Center Is Still Broken After Six Months: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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Stale “Purchased From” in Apple’s Receipt E-mails: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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@bwebster Yes, and I think this can happen implicitly when bridging with Objective-C…

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@betalogue To me, this is a longstanding bug that they finally fixed. You can scroll down by pressing Spacebar. mjtsai.com/blog/2013/10/3…

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@rosyna @ameaijou @danielpunkass That’s the thing—you would think that, but it doesn’t seem to.

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@danielpunkass Nope, Time Machine has always been much slower for local backups, too.

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@McCloudStrife No, because I’ve never liked using Windows. I still like the overall way OS X works. Just wish it weren’t so full of bugs.

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Apple Starts Using Google Cloud Platform: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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I wish there were a way to make the system always use the version of San Francisco with monospaced digits. So much text slightly misaligned.

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@leebennett I haven’t checked, but probably both.

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Slopes 2.0 Business Model Experiment: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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Apple Releases Its Proprietary Apple News Format: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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Massively Speed Up Time Machine Backups: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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@daniel_a_a It looks like that may have been what happened because eventually both uploads showed up in iTunes Connect.

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@danielpunkass Yeah, I guess either that or wait because sometimes it takes hours for builds to show up in iTunes Connect.

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And the API analysis file is too large, like always. I don’t understand how there are over a million apps and this never works smoothly.

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Build doesn’t show up in iTunes Connect, but if I upload again it says “Redundant Binary.” So not clear what to do.

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Application Loader says it can’t proceed because “an existing transporter instance is currently uploading this package.” News to me.

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Dropbox’s Exodus From the Amazon Cloud Empire: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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Why Are We Fighting the Crypto Wars Again?: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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The Sadness and Beauty of Watching Google’s AI Play Go: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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@rosyna How do you mean? Isn’t JavaScript on by default?

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What No Indie Developer Wants to Hear About the App Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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@rosyna So are you saying that there can't/shouldn't be alternative fonts?

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@AppleSupport Clicking “Review” doesn’t work. I sent more info by DM.

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Intuit Sells Quicken to H.I.G. Capital: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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Emoji Fonts Use Undocumented Features: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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@AppleSupport Trying to launch my app using iTunes test account before submitting to the Mac App Store—got error. pic.twitter.com/3pSc35gILe

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@rosyna Not personally, but from random things I’ve read I thought it was pretty popular.

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@JeffNotLapcat True. I see the issue more as iOS no longer being an equal platform in their eyes, which could be trouble for Apple.

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Google Doesn’t Prioritize iOS Apps: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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@jmfd And anonymous so you can’t contact the customer to provide a fix or get more info.

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@jmfd Why not? Seems like they already made changes to the reports for better privacy.

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Which reminds me: what is the current best practice for sandboxed apps to access their own crash log files?

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@paulhagstrom I wish it were that. I do receive occasional crash reports from MAS customers via my own reporter.

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Mac App Store always says “Too few reports have been submitted”. So either store bug, I don’t sell enough, or I don’t ship enough crashers.

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@paulhagstrom In theory, Mac App Store developers are supposed to be able to download them, but in 5 years none have been available for me.

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iTunes Connect sandbox is again not working for me. I think I have the updated certificates as described here: indiestack.com/2016/01/mac-ap…

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eaglefiler EagleFiler 1.6.8 improves capturing from Mail, iWork, and MS Office, amongst other enhancements and fixes: c-command.com/blog/2016/03/1…

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@owensd I missed a question, and when I got to the end it was hard to see which one that was when I went back.

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@notio @kerri9494 Without reading the text, you can tell that the photo is of the wrong library…

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Apple to Pay $450 Million E-Book Settlement: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/0…

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FlexBright Approved and Then Pulled: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/0…

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@nickheer I think it's a read error. Sometimes they have me reinsert the card. Or swipe and then insert. Happens for multiple cards.

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@nickheer Well, that gives me hope that it can get a lot better. I’m getting errors about 1 in 3 or 4.

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@nickheer Does it usually work the first time for you?

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@nickheer One cashier was telling me that their new chip reader takes 90 seconds on average.

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@nickheer I don’t know. I kept reading about how well it worked in Europe and Canada but was horrified when I actually tried it here.

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@JeffNotLapcat @rbrockerhoff NSBundle seems to work for the app’s own -mainBundle. Caching problems are with -bundleWithURL:.

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@bwebster @rbrockerhoff I’m not sure of the relation. The NSBundle problem started years ago. The Finder one (for me) is more recent.

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@rbrockerhoff Yep. OS bug. I had to stop using NSBundle to read the version info because it was returning stale data.

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Federighi and Cryptographers on FBI vs. Apple: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/0…

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Federighi and Cryptographers on FBI vs. Apple: mjtsai.com/blog/2016/03/0…

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@pmod Based on what? Didn’t this certificate expire on the normal date as planned?

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@pmod Right, but in this particular case, how would I be worse off if it weren't signed? (Like installers used to not be.)

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@pmod In general, yes. But in this case I downloaded Apple’s installer from Apple’s server over HTTPS. So how is code signing helping me?

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@pmod Everything I’ve seen says that in this case it just expired, was not compromised.

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@pmod Sorry, not following you. Which certificate do you think was compromised? And how could that endanger the installer I already have?

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@pmod In what scenario would it be beneficial securitywise for Apple to disable their own installers that users downloaded from their store?

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@pmod Which hiccups do you think are related to compromised certs?

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@pmod What exactly is the security angle here?

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@bartdorsey Yes, I was able to redownload the installers for 10.7 through 10.11.

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@bartdorsey You'll need to redownload them or possibly change your clock when installing.

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