Bartender 2 will not install - goes into loop

HDFan

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The latest version of Bartender (2.1.6) will not install on my MacPro late 2013 10.11.6 system. The installer tells me that it needs to install a helper application. It goes and does the installation, then goes back and tells me that it needs to install the helper.

I found a bartender article that tells me to run:

sudo rm -rf /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.surteesstudios.Bartender.BartenderInstallHelper; sudo killall com.surteesstudios.Bartender.BartenderInstallHelper

I run the script, the file is removed. Do the installation again, same thing.

Bartender support is non existent. I have sent them 3 emails over a period of a couple of weeks without a single reply. I've always felt that it was a great product, but my opinion is changing as the product does not work and they give absolutely no help in fixing the problem.
 

rshrugged

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Did you try disregarding the helper message you're getting after installation, then rebooting? It's necessary for some software.

(I have no experience with this specific software.)
 

HDFan

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Thanks for the link. That's the terminal command I was using.