Bug 1714062 - fails to launch on macOS, system says it's damaged
Summary: fails to launch on macOS, system says it's damaged
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Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mediawriter
Version: 30
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Bříza
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2019-05-27 02:53 UTC by Chris Murphy
Modified: 2019-05-29 08:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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screenshot of error message (40.57 KB, image/png)
2019-05-27 02:59 UTC, Chris Murphy
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Description Chris Murphy 2019-05-27 02:53:34 UTC
Description of problem:

Fedora Media Write fails to launch on macOS


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
4.1.4

How reproducible:
Always


Steps to Reproduce:
1. 
$ sudo spctl --reset-default
2. Reboot
3. Go to this URL
https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/download/

click on the Fedora Media Writer for macOS (apple icon) URL
https://getfedora.org/fmw/FedoraMediaWriter-osx-4.1.4.dmg
4. Save the file
5. Double click on the DMG file, no error
6. Copy Fedora Media Writer to /Applications
7. Double click on Fedora


Actual results:

“Fedora Media Writer” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash.”


Expected results:

It should launch


Additional info:

chrissierra:~ chris$ spctl -a /Applications/Fedora\ Media\ Writer.app 
/Applications/Fedora Media Writer.app: Unknown format in import.
chrissierra:~ chris$ spctl -a /Applications/App\ Store.app 
chrissierra:~ chris$ spctl -a /Applications/Firefox.app 


chrissierra:~ chris$ hdiutil verify /Users/chris/Downloads/FedoraMediaWriter-osx-4.1.4.dmg 
Checksumming Protective Master Boot Record (MBR : 0)…
Protective Master Boot Record (MBR :: verified   CRC32 $A3E0B3CB
Checksumming GPT Header (Primary GPT Header : 1)…
 GPT Header (Primary GPT Header : 1): verified   CRC32 $F133611D
Checksumming GPT Partition Data (Primary GPT Table : 2)…
GPT Partition Data (Primary GPT Tabl: verified   CRC32 $4E49FD95
Checksumming  (Apple_Free : 3)…
                    (Apple_Free : 3): verified   CRC32 $00000000
Checksumming disk image (Apple_APFS : 4)…
..............................................................................
         disk image (Apple_APFS : 4): verified   CRC32 $29805C73
Checksumming  (Apple_Free : 5)…
..............................................................................
                    (Apple_Free : 5): verified   CRC32 $00000000
Checksumming GPT Partition Data (Backup GPT Table : 6)…
..............................................................................
GPT Partition Data (Backup GPT Table: verified   CRC32 $4E49FD95
Checksumming GPT Header (Backup GPT Header : 7)…
...............................................................................
  GPT Header (Backup GPT Header : 7): verified   CRC32 $50253567
...............................................................................
verified   CRC32 $01A43C41
hdiutil: verify: checksum of "/Users/chris/Downloads/FedoraMediaWriter-osx-4.1.4.dmg" is VALID
chrissierra:~ chris$ 

So the DMG checksum is valid, but the Fedora Media Writer app in the DMG is somehow broken, or isn't properly signed.

Comment 1 Chris Murphy 2019-05-27 02:59:02 UTC
System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General > Allow apps downloaded from=
App Store and identified developers is selected

Comment 2 Chris Murphy 2019-05-27 02:59:36 UTC
Created attachment 1573733 [details]
screenshot of error message

Comment 3 Chris Murphy 2019-05-27 03:00:16 UTC
macOS 10.13.6

Comment 4 Lukas Brabec 2019-05-29 08:36:57 UTC
I was able to reproduce this on Mac mini running macOS 10.13.6 (happens both with and without step 1).


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