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BUG: Version 4.2.12 produces a Broken Installation

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Erdeslau Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 15:17
ErdeslauAnonymous

The 4.2.12 Installer downlaods a file that is 217 Mb, not 208 as stated on the download page, and when installed, produces a broken installation that won't start and instructs the user to move it to 'Trash'.  Downloaded 3 times with same result.

Overwriting with the previous version (4..2.11) restores functionality.

jbieler864 Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 17:49
jbieler864Anonymous

Having the same issue and it appears to be an issue with Sierra and Gatekeeper. There is no longer an option to download apps from "anywhere" (System Preferences>Security and Privacy). The choices are App Store and App Store and identified developers.

The inability to open the download has something to do with the certificate and signature. There's a thread on GitHub regarding Spotify.

I've found a entry that can be used in Terminal, but it presents a pretty serious security risk as it disables Gatekeeper. 

 

jbieler864 Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 18:03
jbieler864Anonymous

Just found this:

Open Terminal and type in  xattr -rc /Applications/PlayonMac.app

Not sure if there is a security risk...kinda doubt it because this is specifically for POM...but it did allow the new version to run.

Erdeslau Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 21:32
ErdeslauAnonymous

Just tried the more direct 'trick':

Hold down the CTRL Key while selecting the Installation File and then choose Open.  

This produces a functional installation of 4.2.12, as with previous versions of POM which do not need any trickery, so something has definitely changed in POM, as 4.2.10 and 4.2.11 install on MacOS (Sierra) without causing this problem.

 

Quentin PÂRIS Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 21:51
Quentin PÂRIS
Admin

Is the problem fixed with the current version?

sbertran Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 21:52
sbertranAnonymous

Thanks for the workaroud proposals. However, they didn't work for me. The Terminal command produced a string of "Permission Denied" messages, and the right-click and open workaround produced the same result, forcing me to move the file to the Trash. 

 

Any other suggestions by chance? 

Edited by sbertran

sbertran Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 21:55
sbertranAnonymous

I'll tell you in just a moment. Downloading it now. 

sbertran Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 22:03
sbertranAnonymous

Got past the first verification, and then had to open the program from security panel in Settings. After this, it appears to work fine. 

 

Edited to add: Thanks for the fix! Works great. Merci bcp ! Je peux confirmer qu'il marche très bien. 

Edited by sbertran

Quentin PÂRIS Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 22:26
Quentin PÂRIS
Admin

Bonus: The version fixes printing issue and supports 64bits wine package.

Erdeslau Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 22:30
ErdeslauAnonymous

Just downloaded a 'new' build of 4.2.12 which was substantially larger than the original installer (255Mb).  This installs normally, but requires CTRL + 'Open' for the first run after installation, which most experienced users will know as quite normal for 'unsigned' software.  

This 'version' also includes the ability to download and use 64-bit builds of Wine, which wasn't present in the earlier build which presumably explains the increased size of the download.

 

 

Quentin PÂRIS Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 23:04
Quentin PÂRIS
Admin

This installs normally, but requires CTRL + 'Open' for the first run after installation

SToGamer Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 4:53
SToGamerAnonymous

question, is there anywhere a changelog?

SToGamer Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 4:53
SToGamerAnonymous

question, is there anywhere a changelog?

Quentin PÂRIS Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 8:18
Quentin PÂRIS
Admin

Just few 4.2.11 regressions fixed, 64bits wine support and wine updated to 2.0.2 basically