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Xamarin.Mac facing issues EdDSA signing app with Sparkle

kenneth.leekenneth.lee USMember ✭✭✭

Description of the problem


I'm trying to get Sparkle to work on my Xamarin.Mac app through bindings on (which might i add is quite well done) however I seem to be not understanding the updating process.

Currently what i understand to process is...

  1. Add appcast.xml url path in SUFeedURL in info.plist
  2. Generate EdDSA Key
  3. Put EdDSA public key in Resource and add in info.plist under SUPublicDSAKeyFile : dsa_pub.pem
  4. Publish the application as a .app file
  5. Sign the .app file. Done with
    codesign -f -vvvv --strict --deep -s "Developer ID Application: ******"
  6. Put the .app file in a .dmg file
  7. Sign the dmg with my EdDSA private key
    ./sign_update ~/Desktop/DemoApp.dmg dsa_priv.pem
  8. Convert my dmg file to a read only
    hdiutil convert ~/Desktop/DemoApp.dmg -format UDRO -o ~/Desktop/demoReadonly.dmg
  9. Upload the dmg file to my website
  10. Update my appcast.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<rss version="2.0" xmlns:sparkle="">
    <title>For unit test only</title>
        <title>Version 2.0</title>
        <pubDate>Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:20:11 +0000</pubDate>
        <enclosure url="" sparkle:version="2.0" />
        <sparkle:tags> <sparkle:criticalUpdate /> </sparkle:tags> 

After doing all this my app is able to detect there is an update available and pulls down the update but i end up with the output below

Do you use Sandboxing in your app?

I am not using Sandboxing

Version of Sparkle.framework in the latest version of your app

From what i understand the binding pulls the latest version of Sparkle and create bindings from that.

Version of Sparkle.framework in the old version of app that your users have (or N/A)


Sparkle's output from

2019-02-25 14:43:27.614 Demo App[36902:2325600] Sparkle: ===== Demo App =====
2019-02-25 14:43:27.615 Demo App[36902:2325600] Sparkle: Extracting /Users/dev1/Library/Caches/com.oganisation.demoapp.macos/org.sparkle-project.Sparkle/Demo App 3.0/DemoAppInstall.dmg as a DMG
2019-02-25 14:43:32.990 Demo App[36902:2325600] Sparkle: copyItemAtPath:/Volumes/EB5B127E-3871-439D-A742-932733464C6C/  toPath:/Users/dev1/Library/Caches/com.oganisation.demoapp.macos/org.sparkle-project.Sparkle/Demo App 3.0/ 
2019-02-25 14:43:32.992 Demo App[36902:2325600] Sparkle: copyItemAtPath:/Volumes/EB5B127E-3871-439D-A742-932733464C6C/.DS_Store toPath:/Users/dev1/Library/Caches/com.oganisation.demoapp.macos/org.sparkle-project.Sparkle/Demo App 3.0/.DS_Store
2019-02-25 14:43:32.993 Demo App[36902:2325600] Sparkle: copyItemAtPath:/Volumes/EB5B127E-3871-439D-A742-932733464C6C/.fseventsd toPath:/Users/dev1/Library/Caches/com.oganisation.demoapp.macos/org.sparkle-project.Sparkle/Demo App 3.0/.fseventsd
2019-02-25 14:43:33.000 Demo App[36902:2325600] Sparkle: copyItemAtPath:/Volumes/EB5B127E-3871-439D-A742-932733464C6C/ toPath:/Users/dev1/Library/Caches/com.oganisation.demoapp.macos/org.sparkle-project.Sparkle/Demo App 3.0/
"disk3" ejected.
2019-02-25 14:43:42.873 Demo App[36902:2325583] Sparkle: There is no DSA signature to check
2019-02-25 14:43:42.874 Demo App[36902:2325583] Sparkle: DSA signature validation failed. The update has a public DSA key and is signed with a DSA key, but the public key doesn't match the signature. The update will be rejected.
2019-02-25 14:43:44.341 Demo App[36902:2325583] Sparkle: Error: An error occurred while extracting the archive. Please try again later. The update is improperly signed. (URL (null))

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