Install error on macOS Big Sur Beta, installation not allowed on macOS 11 aka 10.16

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24 Jul, 2020 06:33 PM

Which of our tools is giving you problems? GPG Suite 2020.1 Installer for macOS.

Attach a screenshot of the version info for all installed components (how to: N/A

Describe your problem. Add as much detail as possible. Even when GPG Mail is officially not compatible with macOS Big Sur yet, I found no mentions to the rest of the suite. Regardless, the installation of the suite fails right on start with the following message: "This version of GPG Suite can only be installed on macOS 10.12 or newer." Tried the dmg installer from the official site and both the full and no-mail Homebrew packages. All throw the same error.
Is there any workaround to successfully install the suite on Big Sur? I mainly needed to sign git commits, not email.

What did you expect instead The installation to succeed.

Describe steps leading to the problem. Download the dmg from GPG Tools site, run the installer on macOS Big Sur Beta (20A5323l).
Same issue if trying to install the suite using brew cask install gpg-suite or brew cask install gpg-suite-no-mail.

Are you using any other plugins? No.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 27 Jul, 2020 12:20 PM

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    Hi Gabriel,

    on which hardware are you trying to install GPG Suite? The DTK from Apple or a current mac?

    Are you running Big Sure beta 3?

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by Gabriel on 27 Jul, 2020 09:55 PM

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    Steve, I'm trying on a MacBook Pro 13" 2017. It is running macOS Big Sur 11.0 Beta (20A5323l).

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 31 Jul, 2020 02:01 PM

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    11.0 Beta (20A5323l) is indeed b3. Confirming your finding.

    We have a ticket for this problem. I connected this discussion with the existing ticket. That means, should this discussion get closed, it will be re-opened as soon as the ticket is closed. That way you'll stay in the loop and get notified as soon as we have news. Feel free to open a new discussion should you run into further problems or need assistance.

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 08 Aug, 2020 09:23 AM.

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