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bug #61593: octave 6.2.0 will not open in Mac OS Big Sur

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Wed 01 Dec 2021 03:06:47 AM UTC
Category:  Other Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Installation Failure
Status:  Invalid Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  DANIEL E WHITNEY Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  * Closed Release:  * 6.2.0
Operating System:  * Mac OS
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Sat 09 Apr 2022 03:35:13 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Send by Daniel Whitney via email:

> not on my end. you can close it.

I gather this means that the user configuration prevented Octave from starting.

Closing report as invalid.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Sat 09 Apr 2022 01:28:09 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Can this bug report be closed?  Is there anything for us to fix?

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Wed 22 Dec 2021 02:59:32 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I had the same problem with my MacBook Air. It is just a security mechanism of MacOS. Simply go to settings (the Apple gears)->, security and privacy_> general. next time open octave, and selected allow it to run. That should solve the problem.

Jinchuan Tang <jinchuantang>
Wed 01 Dec 2021 05:21:59 AM UTC, comment #1: 

This looks like a packaging issue.
Where did you get Octave from? It might make sense contacting the packagers.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Wed 01 Dec 2021 03:06:47 AM UTC, original submission:  

The attached screenshot shows the error message. I cannot use any of the security features I know about in Big Sur to allow this app to open. Can you help?

I have v 4.4.1 which opens and works fine.



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file #52555:  Screenshot@2021-12-22@at@10.58.00@PM.png added by jinchuantang (453KiB - image/png - go to settings (the apple gears) , security and privacy, next time open octave, and selected allow it to run. ())
file #52395:  Screen@Shot@2021-11-30@at@6.56.00@PM.png added by None (87KiB - image/png - the file is a screenshot showing my problem)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2022-04-09 mmuetzel StatusNeed Info Invalid
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2022-04-09 jwe CategoryOctave Forge website Other
        Item GroupNone Installation Failure
    2021-12-22 jinchuantang Attached File- Added Screenshot@2021-12-22@at@10.58.00@PM.png, #52555
    2021-12-01 mmuetzel StatusNone Need Info
        Summaryoctave 6.2.0 will not open in Mac OS Bug Sur octave 6.2.0 will not open in Mac OS Big Sur
    2021-12-01 None Attached File- Added Screen@Shot@2021-11-30@at@6.56.00@PM.png, #52395

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