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Installing unsigned PKGs with OS X 10.8

Discussion in 'Audio Units: Effect and Instrument Plugins' started by reales, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. reales

    reales New Member

    Plenty of developers have not signed for their paid Apple Developer ID ($99/year) and signed their installers or standalone apps, resulting on GateKeeper not allowing to open them.

    Until they are code signed, follow this small tutorial to make them work.
    Plug-Ins do not need to be signed in order to work.

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    Once the file has been downloaded.
    Click Dock Downloads folder.
    Click Open in Finder.




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    Select the PKG installer by clicking it once.
    Click the tasks button.
    Click Open.




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    Once the dialog box appear, click Open.
    The installer needs to copy files to your System folders like
    /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/ and will ask for admin password for that.
    Follow installer steps.
     
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  3. Orren Merton

    Orren Merton Logic Samurai / Administrator Staff Member

    Great OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion tutorial reales for those who haven't changed the default Gatekeeper setting*! I'm making this a sticky, at least until all plug-in companies are signed. This is great advice for folks not familiar with the new Gatekeeper functionality in Mountain Lion and have kept the default setting.

    Orren

    * FWIW, if the radio button on the Gatekeeper pref pane is set to allow all applications, you won't have to go through this. However, I personally recommend keeping the default value, because 1) it does have some effectiveness in giving Apple a mechanism to fight malware and 2) as reales tutorial shows, it can be easily circumvented for apps that you know are fine.
     
  4. reales

    reales New Member

    Thanks Orren :)
     

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