Unable to open package file for Mac OS X download #319

yavorg opened this Issue Aug 16, 2012 · 7 comments


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ghost was assigned Aug 16, 2012


markcowl commented Aug 21, 2012

See http://tcsupport.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3420/~/security-settings-in-mountain-lion-(mac-os-x-10.8)
for a simple workaround. If anyone has a mountain lion machine, can you try this out, or lend to m


yavorg commented Sep 10, 2012

Any progress here?


markcowl commented Sep 10, 2012

The workaround is ctrl-click. The long term fix is to get a key from apple for signing the package


markcowl commented Oct 16, 2012

@jeffwilcoxmsft any progress on this?


ghost commented Oct 17, 2012

I have mail with the signing group that started the process of getting setup for this, its rather manual, similar to Java JARs, I'll bump the thread. Thanks for the reminder.

ablecom commented Oct 26, 2012

One option is to use control-click and then select Open.
Another is to go into System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General. Then click the lock to make changes, and select the Anywhere radio button to Allow applications downloaded from Anywhere - effectively bypass GateKeeper.

My advice is to use System Policy Control. (man spctl)
This allows you to keep the protection level high and easily apply fine-grained security control. For example, I downloaded and installed Eclipse Juno in /Library/Eclipse/eclipse.
In Terminal I used the following:
$ spctl –status
assessments enabled
$ spctl –add –label “Eclipse” /Library/Eclipse/eclipse/Eclipse.app/
$ spctl –assess -v /Library/Eclipse/eclipse/Eclipse.app/
/Library/Eclipse/eclipse/Eclipse.app/: accepted

CLI bug. Closing

andrerod closed this Feb 18, 2013

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