Opened 16 months ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#58663 new enhancement

Unsigned files will not run at all in future versions of macOS

Reported by: josephsacco Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: base Version:
Keywords: Cc: yan12125 (Chih-Hsuan Yen)
Port:

Description

System: iMac [late 2015], OSX 10.14.5

Today I ran EtreCheck-5.3 on my system. EtreCheck flagged a number of files as 'unsigned'. Most all of these have been 'whitelisted' by EtreCheck. For example,

Launchd script:	/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql57-server.plist
Executable:	/opt/local/lib/mysql57/bin/mysqld
Status:	Not loaded
Install date:	2019-05-15 14:47:04
Details:	Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Others have not:

Launchd script:	/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql8-server.plist
Executable:	/opt/local/lib/mysql8/bin/mysqld
Status:	Not loaded
Install date:	2019-06-09 10:07:27
Details:	Executable file is hidden - possibly adware

I reported the mysql8 file issue to EtreCheck. They will 'whitelist' the file.

They mentioned that unsigned files like the mysql8 launchd file will not run at all in a future version of macOS.

What to do?

Is there be some way for MacPorts to become 'blessed' by Apple?

-Joseph

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 16 months ago by yan12125 (Chih-Hsuan Yen)

Cc: yan12125 added

comment:2 Changed 16 months ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Component: portsbase
Type: requestenhancement

Note that a "request" ticket type is only for requesting a new port.

comment:3 Changed 16 months ago by josephsacco

Frank,

Sorry about that. One of these days, before I die, I may / will learn how all of this works.

Be well,

-Joseph

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