I have verified that PGP Desktop 10.2.0 MP3, when installed on a copy
of OSX Lion that already has been updated to release 10.7.3, does not
cause the system to become un-bootable. Thus, I believe it safe to
install PGP Desktop version 10.2.0 MP3 on OS X Lion, as long as all OS
updates are performed prior to the installation of PGP.
Quoting "J. Greg Mackinnon" <[log in to unmask]>:
> Nah, they did not miss the memo, they just were not able to deliver
> a fix prior to the release date of the 10.7.3 update.
> I am not really sure who to blame here, but I share the frustration
> of all Mac users here on campus. We really only had just gotten
> through the lengthy process of validating that PGP Desktop would
> work acceptably on OSX Lion, only to have it break again, one day
> after public release.
> On the bright side, this bug should not affect new installations of
> PGP Desktop on systems that already have the 10.7.3 update in place.
> However, I need to validate that statement with a test. I'll post
> results back to the list.
> -J. Greg Mackinnon | ETS Systems Architecture and Administration | x68251
> On 2/3/2012 11:00 AM, Andrew Hendrickson wrote:
>> Gee um, this is twice now where Symantec/PGP has missed the memo
>> from Apple that an update was going to mess with the EFI startup
>> On Feb 3, 2012, at 10:43 AM, Greg Mackinnon wrote:
>>> Symantec has documented a fix for PGP-Encrypted systems that have
>>> been upgraded to OSX 10.7.3:
>>> The relevant text from the above-linked page in included below:
>>> You can download the 10.2 recovery images here:
>>> 1) Burn the ISO to a writeable cd or dvd disc using CD burning software
>>> 2) Boot off the recovery CD and when prompted, press any key to continue
>>> DO NOT PRESS D TO DECRYPT! THIS COULD TAKE A VERY LONG TIME ON A LARGE DISK
>>> 3) Once you are prompted for the passphrase at BootGuard enter that in
>>> 4) The mac will then boot into the operating system
>>> 5) Leave the Mac running for several minutes and then eject the recovery CD
>>> 6) Reboot
>>> 7) Put in your passphrase and BootGuard
>>> 8) Subsequent reboots should work correctly
>>> -J. Greg Mackinnon
>>> ETS Systems Architecture and Administration
>>> Quoting Jim Lawson<[log in to unmask]>:
>>>> ETS has some early experience with the Mac OS X 10.7.3 update rendering
>>>> PGP-encrypted systems un-bootable. PGP for OS X users may want to hold
>>>> off on applying the 10.7.3 update until further notice.
>>>> Jim Lawson
>>>> Systems Architecture& Administration
>>>> Enterprise Technology Services
>>>> University of Vermont
>>>> Burlington, VT USA