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FetchMacOS - A tool to download macOS on non-Mac platforms.


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that's a great thing

 

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It would be better to adjust the end of your Code like this installation procedure by chriss1111

the final result would be fantastic

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Any download of the installer that is done not directly from app stores from a mac or even virtual machine with osx ... is illegal.

Also this tool does not require an Apple account ... so no login etc ..

 

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Sorry I had to check
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I have included a preview copy of the tool. Note that on Windows and Linux platforms, there is a need to decompress the packages separately.

 

Usage: fetch-macos.py [OPTIONS]

 

Options:

  -o, --output-dir TEXT  Target directory for package output.

  -c, --catalog-id TEXT  Name of catalog.

  -p, --product-id TEXT  Product ID (as seen in SoftwareUpdate).

  -l, --latest           Get latest available macOS package.

 

  --help                 Show this message and exit.

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I have included a preview copy of the tool. Note that on Windows and Linux platforms, there is a need to decompress the packages separately.

 

Usage: fetch-macos.py [OPTIONS]

 

Options:

  -o, --output-dir TEXT  Target directory for package output.

  -c, --catalog-id TEXT  Name of catalog.

  -p, --product-id TEXT  Product ID (as seen in SoftwareUpdate).

  -l, --latest           Get latest available macOS package.

 

  --help                 Show this message and exit.

 

So,

I was trying to run that on Windows.

First,  .command files are not recognizable on WIN. Then I was trying to use:

python fetch-macos.py 

with both -l option or any other options but that didn't worked. It always returned Syntax Error and notice about missing product ID or message to provide -l flag. Unfortunately fetchmacos.py won't pick up ANY flags on windows, even --help didn't worked (!). Which windows version is this compatible ? Does it require something more than python to be installed ?

On screenshot i see you're using it without any flags which is even more weird..

Any tips welcome :)

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For those still following along, I have updated the tool to support both beta and final builds of macOS Mojave (10.14). Yes, this does mean one can download 10.14 Developer Previews without a developer account.

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Thank you @Foxlet, i did download macOS 10.14 and install it with osinstall-legacy.mpkg on my real iMac 11.2 but when rebooted with holding option key the partition didn’t show how can I forced it to show and complete installing macOS Mojave 

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On 6/4/2018 at 10:45 PM, foxlet said:

For those still following along, I have updated the tool to support both beta and final builds of macOS Mojave (10.14). Yes, this does mean one can download 10.14 Developer Previews without a developer account.

Hey Foxlet - long time no hear.  Thanks for the script. works great. It was mentioned on the "unsupported' forums.  Question: are you still playing with Mojave betas on unsupported macs?  And do you have system update (from preferences) working consistently?

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Uh, I'm trying to use the tool and...

F:\Mac stuff\tools\FetchMacOS\>fetch-macos.py -l

  File "F:\Mac stuff\tools\FetchMacOS\fetch-macos.py", line 109
    print "You must provide a Product ID (or pass the -l flag) to continue."
                                                                           ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

 

I'm getting asked to use the -l flag even though I'm clearly using it...

Do I need something else?

 

EDIT: reread the topic. The program uses Python 2, and I have Python 3.6.2 installed >_<

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6 hours ago, iCanaro said:

 

 

 

 

Thank you, I know this program, but I want to use this script (FetchMacOS), because it is cross-platform.

By the way, I have on 10.14.6 program Get mac OS does not start and crashes. https://pastebin.com/hwpgGvPs

P.S.
I also found a program "Apple Multi Updates Loader [WineSkin]" that has similar functionality.

https://mac-ru.net/viewtopic.php?t=480

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