Bug #103460 MySQL Workbench 8.0.24 is not compatible with MacOS 10.15, DL page says it is.
Submitted: 24 Apr 2021 3:25 Modified: 24 Apr 2021 8:22
Reporter: David Miller Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:8.0.24 OS:MacOS (10.15.7)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:x86 (x86_64)

[24 Apr 2021 3:25] David Miller

The text states "Packages compatible with both Big Sur (11) and Catalina (10.15)"

However, the downloaded package is only compatible with MacOS 11, and gives you an error saying you need MacOS 11 to run it when running it on 10.15.7.

How to repeat:
1. Use MacOS 10.15.x
2. Go to https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/
3. Download the dmg file
4. Open it
5. Observe the "prohibited" symbol covering the application icon
6. Drag app to the Applications folder
7. Try to open it
8. Get error "You can’t use this version of the application “MySQLWorkbench” with this version of macOS. You have macOS 10.15.7. The application requires macOS 11.2 or later."

Suggested fix:
Either build a universal binary that works on both, or remove the 10.15 compatibility statement from the download page.
[24 Apr 2021 8:22] MySQL Verification Team
Hello David Miller,

Thank you for the report and feedback.
Verified as described.

[5 May 2021 1:49] Julian Mehnle
I'm seeing this as well. Also, to make matters worse, even after I remove MySQL Workbench 8.0.24 and reinstall MySQL Workbench 8.0.23 on macOS 10.15.7, it now keeps crashing immediately. I suspect the temporary installation of 8.0.24 did something to my system that now makes 8.0.23 fail to run.
[16 Jun 2021 0:04] Julian Mehnle
Following the steps in https://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=102364 solved my problem with downgrading to Workbench 8.0.23. No idea why I *didn't* have this problem before I upgraded to 8.0.24, but I wonder if 8.0.24 made permanent changes to how Python 3.7 is accessed.
[26 Dec 2021 22:18] C D Tavares
Rather than filing a separate bug, I will note that the same problem occurs when trying to install 8.0.22 on a Mojave machine. The download page says "Packages for Catalina (10.15) are compatible with Mojave (10.14)," but when you try to install them onto Mojave, they have the big not-sign over the icon.