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Issue 85: Installer fails to run under Mountain Lion with standard settings
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Status:  WontFix
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Closed:  Dec 2012

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Reported by, Aug 8, 2012
What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Install vanilla Mountain Lion
2. Double-click git-osx-installer package file

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?
ML gatekeeper prevents the installation due to missing developer signatures on the package file. However, the package should be signed properly, as not all users can be expected to disable ML gatekeeper.

What version of the product are you using? On what operating system?
git- on OS X "Mountain Lion" 10.8 (12A269)

Please provide any additional information below.
That's all folks.
Sep 12, 2012
This is not a real issue from this specific application, it applies to all apps that do not ship through the app store.
The workaround is easy: just click on the app with while holding the ctrl key and choose "open". The same dialog window warning you about the app will appear, but with the option to really open the app.

Sep 13, 2012
Thanks Daniel for the hint with ctrl -- saved me much hassle for a number of apps actually :-)

However, I think you are wrong re: app store shipping. In fact, it is only necessary to get an ADC certificate for code signing. While this is really mandatory only for MAS distribution, it can also be used to sign installation packages, and in fact, Gatekeeper will accept a code-signed app/pkg regardless of whether coming through the app store or through a traditional download.

I'd therefore really vote for signing the installer pkg. Shouldn't be too hard to come up with 99 quid/yr for the ADC membership -- just make a donation account; I (and probably many others) would be happy to help!

Dec 13, 2012
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Status: WontFix
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