Closed Bug 1090459 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago

Try-builds don't work on Mac OS X 10.9.5

Categories

(Release Engineering :: General, defect)

x86
macOS
defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

People

(Reporter: kwilson, Unassigned)

Details

When I attempt to test with a try-build on Mac OS X 10.9.5, I get an error saying that FirefoxNightly.app is damaged and should be moved to trash. 

I have verified the same problem on two different systems running Mac OS X 10.9.5.

I used try-builds for FF 34 and FF 35. Same results.

I was able to successfully use the same try-builds on a system with Mac OS X 10.7.5.
A Pivotal Tracker story has been created for this Bug: https://www.pivotaltracker.com/story/show/81629642
Sounds like a signing issue.
Component: Platform Support → General Automation
QA Contact: coop → catlee
This is almost certainly because we used self signed certs on Try. Can you try changing the Gatekeeper settings to allow 3rd party apps to be run and see if that makes a difference?
Flags: needinfo?(kwilson)
I followed the instructions here:
https://it.uoregon.edu/fix-security-settings

And now I am able to use the try-build on my Mac OS X 10.9.5 system.

Thanks!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(kwilson)
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Just to follow up...

Does this only happen for try-builds?

Or will this also affect users downloading release, beta, or alpha versions of Firefox?
(In reply to Kathleen Wilson from comment #5)
> Just to follow up...
> 
> Does this only happen for try-builds?
> 
> Or will this also affect users downloading release, beta, or alpha versions
> of Firefox?

No builds that we advertise to users are self signed. Release, Beta, ESR, Aurora, and Nightly are all signed with an actual Developer ID certificate and run fine out of box on OS X 10.9.5 and 10.10.

(The on-change builds, ie the "B" cells on TBPL, are still signed with our self signed cert, but we do not ship these to users.)
Got it. Thanks!
Component: General Automation → General
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