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  # 2335074 10-Oct-2019 15:24
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sir1963:

 

Audacity Version 2.3.2 Works

 

 

Audacity Version 2.3.2 has issues in Catalina. If you use Audacity it would be best to hold off upgrading.





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  # 2336245 13-Oct-2019 13:08
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Apparently some are experiencing a worrisome bug in macOS 10.15 Catalina: Apple Mail Bugs Can Lead to Data Loss in macOS Catalina

 

So I will be holding off to the next minor point released





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  # 2337896 16-Oct-2019 07:56
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Apple has released a Supplemental Update to macOS Catalina and is still versioned as 10.15, it is not the same as an eventual macOS 10.15.1 update.

 

The release notes say this update includes installation and reliability improvements, and is recommended for all users.

This update:
- Improves installation reliability of ‌macOS Catalina‌ on Macs with low disk space
- Fixes an issue that prevented Setup Assistant from completing during some installations
- Resolves an issue that prevents accepting iCloud Terms and Conditions when multiple ‌iCloud‌ accounts are logged in
- Improves the reliability of saving Game Center data when playing Apple Arcade games offline

 

I have read that a lot of people were having issues with it hanging on Setup Assistant and that a manual restart was needed to nudge things along. So it will interesting to see what the first minor update contains for which I will still wait for.





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  # 2337909 16-Oct-2019 08:06
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FineWine:

 

Apple has released a Supplemental Update to macOS Catalina and is still versioned as 10.15, it is not the same as an eventual macOS 10.15.1 update.

 

The release notes say this update includes installation and reliability improvements, and is recommended for all users.

This update:
- Improves installation reliability of ‌macOS Catalina‌ on Macs with low disk space
I have read that a lot of people were having issues with it hanging on Setup Assistant and that a manual restart was needed to nudge things along. So it will interesting to see what the first minor update contains for which I will still wait for.

 

 

This caused me significant problems. Who writes an OS installer and doesn't do a basic disk space check in the install script, in 2019? Anyway my bootloader updated, then the script crashed on install due to low disk space... then rebooted back to the catalina installer. Lovely infinite loop.

 

Even though I had backups, restoring from time machine failed spectacularly because the bootloader had been updated by that point and would not accept the restore file. The process completely trashed my hard disk, but thankfully not the restore partition.

 

Reverted to El Capitan before jumping to Sierra and then Catalina again. Took a few hours to reinstall everything safely, and create a new time machine backup.

 

So nice fresh installs, but unnecessary and unimpressive.





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  # 2337912 16-Oct-2019 08:15
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No complaints with macOS Catalina here, except that my Snapper recharge app doesn't work (that's a problem with Snapper really)


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  # 2337932 16-Oct-2019 09:04
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voicetech:

 

No complaints with macOS Catalina here, except that my Snapper recharge app doesn't work (that's a problem with Snapper really)

 

 

I went through the aggravation of partitioning my hard drive so I could put Catalina on its own chunk of land.

 

Catalina broke some important Apps for me , Diptrace which relies on WINE to run under OSX being the most important .

 

I did discover the mail issue and have lost email because of it. Nothing important but sometime I do look for info in old mail.

 

I am back using Mojave for a while longer

 

Oh, I HATE the badge showing me an "Update" is available to go to Catalina


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  # 2338032 16-Oct-2019 11:38
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Is there any value in doing a 'clean install'? Or upgrading from Mojave would be fine? Thanks for your thoughts and experiences.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2338036 16-Oct-2019 11:46
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GeekRay:

 

Is there any value in doing a 'clean install'? Or upgrading from Mojave would be fine? Thanks for your thoughts and experiences.

 

 

I ALWAYS :

 

Parition my Hard drive

 

Clone my whole system to that partition using a tool like Carbon Copy Cloner

 

Install the update on the new partition.

 

 

 

This way if it ever goes sideways during the install, or if there are serious bugs (like mail deletion...sigh) or if it breaks too much software I rely on I can go back quickly and easily .

 

And I have, I am back using Mojave. There is nothing "must have" in Catalina that worth the aggravation of bugs and broken software. When key software works then that will be a different equation. As always, your mileage may differ.




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  # 2338051 16-Oct-2019 12:04
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GeekRay:

 

Is there any value in doing a 'clean install'? Or upgrading from Mojave would be fine? Thanks for your thoughts and experiences.

 

I will be doing a complete Format and Clean Install this time as I have 6 years of flotsam & Jetsam & detritus floating around even though I have always used a Free maintenance program called Onyx from Titanium Software which is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the structure of the system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some of Apple's applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic folders and files, to rebuild various databases and indexes, and more.

 

Also all my app's, including my Brother laser printer copy & scan drivers have finally been updated to 64 bit. Brother have still not updated their Control Center app which I do not really use anyway. So clearing out all the left over 32 bit app's and starting with only 64 bit code will be a good thing.

 

I also run an off site grandfather backup using Carbon Copy Cloner plus continuous Time Machine.

 

Just make sure you right down all your licence & registration codes for those app's that need them.





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