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Description

With very little effort, you can now upgrade your devices to Catalina using this recipe. 

Upgrading older versions

Devices running earlier versions (pre 10.8 Mountain Lion) will require updating twice; first to a Mountain Lion and then to Catalina for example.


Ingredients

Associate Fileset as a Kiosk association for the end users to install in their own time.


Directions

  1. Download the Install macOS Catalina.app from the App Store
    Please check the installer app is the complete installation (6+ GB) and not the installation wizard (16 MB) before continuing. If the app is 16 MB, please run pending App Store updates and redownload the Install macOS Catalina.app
  2. Download the Fileset attached to this recipe and import into FileWave: upgrade_10.15_template.zip
  3. Once imported into FileWave, open the Fileset so you see the contents window.
  4. You will need to replace the .fwplaceholder in the /Applications folder with the Install macOS Catalina.app

    The Fileset should look like this:

5. Associate to test machines

6. Once tested, deploy to your clients


Re-running the Filesest

This Fileset adds a file to prevent re-running the Fileset. If the Fileset requires re-running, this file will need to be removed in advance:

rm -rf /var/db/.upgrade-to-catalina-fw-installed

Having issues?

If you are having issues with devices updating check out: