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bootcat:help:download_mac_version [2020/11/04 11:51]
eros
bootcat:help:download_mac_version [2022/05/16 12:14]
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-====== How to download Mac Version ======+====== How to download BootCaT for Mac ======
  
-Open a Terminal in your Mac, it looks like this:+**READ THIS CAREFULLY, DON'T JUST DOWNLOAD IT BECAUSE IT WON'T WORK!** 
 + 
 +Download BootCaT from here and install it: 
 + 
 +https://bootcat.dipintra.it/download/BootCaT-1.5.0.dmg 
 + 
 +If you try to start the App right away, you'll probably see something like this: 
 + 
 +{{ :bootcat:help:bootcat_is_damaged_2.png?nolink |}} 
 + 
 +Or this (on older versions of MacOS): 
 + 
 +{{ :bootcat:help:bootcat_is_damaged.png?nolink |}} 
 + 
 +See below for ways to fix this. 
 + 
 +===== Quick fix (for advanced users) ===== 
 + 
 +Use this on your terminal: 
 + 
 +<code bash> 
 +sudo xattr -cr /Applications/BootCaT.app 
 +</code> 
 + 
 +Then enter your password and you're good to go: start BootCaT like any other App. 
 + 
 +===== Step-by-step guide (for regular users) ===== 
 + 
 +Open a Terminal in your Mac:
  
 {{ :bootcat:help:terminal.png?nolink&800 |}} {{ :bootcat:help:terminal.png?nolink&800 |}}
 +
 +Once it starts you'll see a window like this (the background might be black, but it doesn't matter):
 +
 +{{ :bootcat:help:console_1.png?nolink |}}
  
 Copy the following line and paste it into the terminal window: Copy the following line and paste it into the terminal window:
  
 <code bash> <code bash>
-curl -o ~/Downloads/BootCaT-1.3.dmg https://bootcat.dipintra.it/download/BootCaT-1.3.dmg+sudo xattr -cr /Applications/BootCaT.app
 </code> </code>
  
-===== Why do I have to do this? =====+The terminal will ask you to insert your password:
  
-MacOS 10.15.X "Catalina" introduced security features that prevent unsigned applications downloaded from the Internet from running. BootCaT isn't digitally signed yes (we're working on it) and therefore a workaround is needed  to download and run it.+{{ :bootcat:help:password_prompt.jpg?nolink |}}
  
-If you download the file directly with a browserwhen you try to open the Appyou'll get the message "BootCaT.app is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the bin":+Type your password**you will not see any character appearing as you typethis is normal**, then press the ENTER key.
  
-{{ :bootcat:help:bootcat_is_damaged.png?nolink |}}+If you don't see any error messages, you're good to gojust start BootCaT like any other App. 
 + 
 +===== Why do I have to do this===== 
 + 
 +Since version 10.15.X "Catalina", MacOS prevents non-notarized applications downloaded from the Internet from running.
  
 +Since BootCaT isn't notarized, at the moment the workaround you see at the top of the page is needed to and run the App.
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