[NTG-context] developer not verified error

Keith McKay mckaymeister at gmail.com
Sun Nov 17 17:30:12 CET 2019


This is the standard way to install "apps" on a mac, which have an 
unknown developer, to Apple anyway. It is a bit annoying when it happens 
especially when one has forgotten that you have to go through the 
Preferences dialog to get it to run. In my case it's an age thing.🙁

Best Wishes

Keith McKay

On 16/11/2019 22:27, Glen Helman wrote:
> There seems to be a way around this built into Catalina, however 
> awkward it may be.
>
> I tried to install lmtx on a computer running Catalina that didn’t 
> have an installation and received a similar error. (There seems to be 
> a quarantine applying to the text of the script and not merely the 
> file because I tried creating a new document with the same text and 
> received the same response, and that response referred to the download 
> of the original file.)
>
> I did find that the “general” tab under “security & privacy” in the 
> system preferences had, in addition to the usual two choices, a 
> reference to the downloaded script with a button reading “allow 
> anyway” (or something to that effect). When I tried to run the script 
> again after clicking that button, the “developer cannot  be verified” 
> dialogue included “open” as a choice; and, when I clicked that, the 
> script ran successfully and the installation was usable.
>
> I then tried the install script on another computer running Cataline 
> where I had installed lmtx last spring. I ran into the “developer 
> cannot be verified” response again, but the same workaround allowed 
> the script to run, and the installation was updated.
>
> Glen Helman
>
>> On Nov 15, 2019, at 4:36 PM, Alan Bowen <bowenalan03 at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:bowenalan03 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>> Though I was able to download the latest ConTeXt beta without any 
>> problems, my attempt to update my ConText-LMTX installation was 
>> blocked. The error message was
>>
>> *“mtxrun” cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified*
>> macOS cannot verify that this app is free from malware.
>> Safari downloaded this file on April 29, 2019.
>>
>> I am not sure why this is happening and wonder if it would OK to copy 
>> mxtrun from my ConTeXt installation and replace the version in my 
>> ConTeXt-LMTX installation with it.
>>
>> Alan
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