Still no Catalina download for me...

Discussion in 'macOS Catalina (10.15)' started by liquidnonsense, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. liquidnonsense macrumors member

    liquidnonsense

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    #1
    Is anybody else still seeing "Your Mac is up to date" with Mojave, even with a fully functional Apple Developer Seed Profile? I have been itching to try it but still no luck. Has the rollout been particularly slow, or am I missing something? Thanks.

    Screen Shot 2019-06-06 at 11.17.51 AM.jpg
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    There's more than one developer seed program. You may be enrolled in the Mojave Updates program, not the Catalina progra. As soon as I enrolled in the right program it showed up.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 6, 2019 ---
    And SwiftUI is really bloody awesome - as is Xcode 11
     
  3. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    Try re-installing your beta profile issued to you for Catalina.
     
  4. liquidnonsense thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, that did it! Can't believe it was that simple.
     
  5. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    I am happy to provide my simple, non-expert solutions. A re-install of "what ever is wrong" is very often a good troubleshooting step.
     
  6. FarmerBob macrumors member

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    I got eMails inviting me to "reapply/join" the "Catalina" Beta Programs for macOS and tvOS. As I went through the steps I got new "activation" number, although they activated themselves. But it was a bit of a "Start Over" kinda thing . . .
     
  7. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    An activation number for Catalina? I never heard of an Activation number for Mac OS, OSX, Mac OS, System Software, Apple IIGS OS, or Apple OS....?
     
  8. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    appleseed.apple.com has an "activation number" for joining the beta program. Think that's what he/she meant
     
  9. bogdanw macrumors member

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    How to get Catalina, the nerd's way
    (Warning! "Don't risk your Mac or its data just to try out the macOS Catalina beta")
    - check your update catalog with
    Code:
    sudo defaults read /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL
    Default catalog, regular updates, should return
    - set the CatalogURL for 10.15 Beta
    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/softwareupdate --set-catalog https://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-10.15seed-10.15-10.14-10.13-10.12-10.11-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog.gz
    - create /Users/Shared/.SeedEnrollment.plist with this content
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
        <key>SeedProgram</key>
        <string>DeveloperSeed</string>
    </dict>
    </plist>
    Now you should get
    cata.jpg

    - To disable beta
    Code:
    sudo softwareupdate --clear-catalog
    The result should be
    Inspired by https://pikeralpha.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/catalogurl-for-macos-10-13-high-sierra/
     
  10. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    I mean, this is a great insight into the software-updater tool's way of checking beta enrolment and such... But I think I'll just stick to downloading the enrolment profile off Apple.
     
  11. bogdanw macrumors member

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    "The Apple Developer Program annual fee is 99 USD"
    Copy-pasting in Terminal is free ;-)
     
  12. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Well there is that, yes :)
     
  13. bogdanw macrumors member

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    MacOS Catalina Public Beta
    - set the CatalogURL for 10.15 Public Beta
    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/softwareupdate --set-catalog https://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-10.15beta-10.15-10.14-10.13-10.12-10.11-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog.gz
    - create /Users/Shared/.SeedEnrollment.plist with this content
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
        <key>SeedProgram</key>
        <string>PublicSeed</string>
    </dict>
    </plist>
     
  14. swizzletrain macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Tried this but still not liking it at all, still showing that I'm 'up to date'. Any ideas of anything else to try?
     

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