Mojave Security Update 2020-001

vfontjr

macrumors newbie
Oct 23, 2019
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Raleigh, NC
It wouldn't install for me through Software Update on a 2019 iMac. Kept giving me ERROR_7E7AEE96CA and forcing me to restart. I downloaded the 2020-001 update installer directly from Apple and was able to install it manually.
 

tonyunreal

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Feb 25, 2010
206
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Well, it only brought me to the "an update is required to use this startup disk" death screen once, followed by 5 minutes of not being able to power up the machine, and finally to a stage where it would boot fine just not with an egpu attached. Perfect start of 2020 I see.

This is with the 2018 Mac mini btw.

update 20200207: resetting nvram fixed the egpu "boot to black screen" problem for me.
 
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Peadogie

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Aug 4, 2019
153
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Georgia, USA
Installed on 2/1 with no issues.
Took about 45 minutes to download and install and consumed about 1 GB of disk space. I always download anything large (GB) from Apple EARLY (5:00 am EST) because their servers get progressively slower as the day goes on, as in slows to a crawl. 😳
 
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bfChris2

macrumors newbie
Apr 27, 2014
20
4
Virginia, USA
I installed this morning, and now I get lots of "This file is damaged and should be thrown into the Trash."

That's the message for a download of a new application from the developer's website.
It's also the message when I double-click the data file of my bookkeeping software Banktivity. (That'll make you sweat!) I keep many versions of that file, and I was able to open the application and then open the data file successfully.

Thus the issue seems to have to do with MacOS's mapping between documents and applications, perhaps?

I have TechTool Pro, but I'm not even sure which operation to run in there to fix what the Security Update seems to have broken.

[MacPro 2010, Mojave 10.14.6]
 

yukari

macrumors 6502
Jun 29, 2010
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I noticed after updating Safari, it became VERY slow on start up.
sheesh.
 

Riwam

macrumors 65816
Jan 7, 2014
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Basel, Switzerland
It refused to install in my Mojave HFS+ inner MacHD requesting an APFS volume.
I installed it in my APFS clone external drive and am cloning it back to my inner drive.
I hope it will make no problems.
Otherwise I will skip this security update since keeping my inner drive in HFS+ is much more important to me.

P.S. The installation worked through cloning to and back as described above and I did not found any problem afterwards.
 
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YZFNYC

macrumors newbie
Oct 5, 2015
16
8
Los Angeles, CA
Installed this on a 2009 Firmware updated MacPro 4,1=>5,1 and got stuck on boot for over 12 hours on 02/01/2019 finally rebooted and wouldn't start up. PRAM reset with removal of all non-system drives got me back in two weeks later got prompted to install it again. =(

Anyone else? Might skip this update since I pan to migrate to 10.15 in a couple of weeks.
 

Riwam

macrumors 65816
Jan 7, 2014
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Basel, Switzerland
Installed this on a 2009 Firmware updated MacPro 4,1=>5,1 and got stuck on boot for over 12 hours on 02/01/2019 finally rebooted and wouldn't start up. PRAM reset with removal of all non-system drives got me back in two weeks later got prompted to install it again. =(

Anyone else? Might skip this update since I pan to migrate to 10.15 in a couple of weeks.
I managed to install it but first in an APFS clone as explained in my post. However it was a End 2013 MP and not your MP.
My humble advise: before going to 10.15 make a bootable clone of your present OS. You might be glad to be able to go back...
 
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