Blocking Users from 10.15.4

christopherbarb
New Contributor II

I would like stop users from upgrading to 10.15.4 due to these warning messages coming up for legacy system extensions. Currently users are admins on there laptops and we don't have a separate Software Update Server. What's the best way for to do this and give them access back again once software providers have updated their software.

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christopherbarb
New Contributor II

I found it, it reads

sudo softwareupdate --ignore "macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Update"

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lpierce
New Contributor III

The best to achieve this would be to use the ignore flag with the softwareupdate command

from the man page:

--ignore identifier ... Manages the per-machine list of ignored updates. The identifier is the first part of the item name (before the dash and version number) that is shown by --list. See EXAMPLES.

sudo softwareupdate --ignore JavaForOSX

Ignored updates: (JavaForOSX)

christopherbarb
New Contributor II

"* Label: macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Update- Title: macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Update, Version: , Size: 3263275K, Recommended: YES, Action: restart, "

So what would be the identifier here?

christopherbarb
New Contributor II

I found it, it reads

sudo softwareupdate --ignore "macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Update"

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romanne3
New Contributor

If sudo softwareupdate --ignore "macOS 10.15.4 Update" blocks 10.15.4, can the users still update to 10.15.3? If so that would be great!