Still no Catalina download for me...

liquidnonsense

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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.

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casperes1996

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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.
[doublepost=1559840151][/doublepost]And SwiftUI is really bloody awesome - as is Xcode 11
 

FarmerBob

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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 . . .
 

mikecwest

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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 . . .
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....?
 
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bogdanw

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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
The domain/default pair of (/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate, CatalogURL) does not exist
- 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
Changed catalog to Apple production
Inspired by https://pikeralpha.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/catalogurl-for-macos-10-13-high-sierra/
 

casperes1996

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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
View attachment 843085

- 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/
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.
 

bogdanw

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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>
 

swizzletrain

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Jun 25, 2019
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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>
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?
 

bogdanw

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