mac sierra quarantine

crestawave

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hey guys,
i have a program which will only run after i go into the app/show contents/ folders and run from there, it starts terminal to run and not from the apps shortcut.
i think its a permission (xattr -dr)thing,
i have tried to go through the web to find the right terminal lines just to take it out of quarantine and run properly from the shortcut to no avail, can anyone help?
 

crestawave

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its actually one of my astrophotography programs, Startools...on the web site it mentions this but I'm unable to fix it
 

chrfr

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I think you can just command click on it and run and it should run as admin. I'm not sure what the exact key is you hold down (whether it's command or control).
You're thinking of Windows. There's no way to right/command click on an app on a Mac and run it as administrator.
 

chrfr

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hey guys,
i have a program which will only run after i go into the app/show contents/ folders and run from there, it starts terminal to run and not from the apps shortcut.
i think its a permission (xattr -dr)thing,
i have tried to go through the web to find the right terminal lines just to take it out of quarantine and run properly from the shortcut to no avail, can anyone help?
This is probably not a quarantine problem. If you right click on the application itself and choose "open", do you get any error message or dialog box?
 

crestawave

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Mar 30, 2017
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No nothing, it sort of does the open close animation then that's it!, I'm only going by the web site really which says its a quarantine prob, its on their main page, the same download works fine on the pc
 

crestawave

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There must be a way surely to let one app through gatekeeper Rather than disabling it, also sierra not having the allow from anywhere option on settings I believe needs to be done through terminal, they are getting worse with some of these updates, poor old Mr jobs will be turning in his grave.
 

Toutou

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The link that smallcoffee posted is totally unrelated (gatekeeper would show a warning).

Have you tried running the command that they put right there for you? :D
"Some macOS (e.g. Sierra and above) users may need to run
Code:
xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine StarTools.app
to un-quarantine StarTools."
 

smallcoffee

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The link that smallcoffee posted is totally unrelated (gatekeeper would show a warning).

Have you tried running the command that they put right there for you? :D
"Some macOS (e.g. Sierra and above) users may need to run
Code:
xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine StarTools.app
to un-quarantine StarTools."
A quarantine problem indicates Gatekeeper does it not?
 

crestawave

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Yes I believe it does, but in talks with the debits now sorted, thank you for all your input, the text to run did not work so its now been updated, the files can not be found in the Mac, till you run terminal from the folder they are in, then CD to the program etc
 
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smallcoffee

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Yes I believe it does, but in talks with the debits now sorted, thank you for all your input, the text to run did not work so its now been updated, the files can not be found in the Mac, till you run terminal from the folder they are in, then CD to the program etc
If you get a chance you should update the OP with exact instructions/explanation. May help somebody else.
 

ignatius345

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There must be a way surely to let one app through gatekeeper Rather than disabling it, also sierra not having the allow from anywhere option on settings I believe needs to be done through terminal, they are getting worse with some of these updates, poor old Mr jobs will be turning in his grave.
How soon before we're "jailbreaking" our Macs to get them to do what we want...
 
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