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SoftRAID 6.0.4 installs driver on every launch

(@brendanh)
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Just recently upgraded to 6.0.4 and now every time I launch SoftRAID I am prompted for admin permission as 6.0.4 wants to make changes. Following that, I get a message stating the driver was successfully installed. This happens every time I launch 6.0.4, even after a reboot.

 

In case it's relevant I had to manually remove the 6.0.3 folder from Applications to get 6.0.4 to launch from the status bar dropdown. That seems broken so I wonder if it's related. I can't remember ever having to do that with other apps after an upgrade.

 

This is all happening with SoftRAID XT on Big Sur 11.3.

 

Thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : 18/05/2021 11:01 am
(@softraid-support)
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Most likely this is a Big Sir extensions cache issue.

UNinstall SoftRAID from utilities menu. Then reinstall the driver. Make sure you go to System Preferences/Security to "Allow" OWC as an identified developer.

That should fix it. You will need to enter your license again.

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Posted : 18/05/2021 11:19 am
(@brendanh)
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Thanks. That did the trick.

 

Will this be necessary for all future upgrades? 

 

Also - should it be necessary to manually remove the previous version from the Applications folder? Seems wrong...

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Topic starter Posted : 18/05/2021 12:07 pm
(@softraid-support)
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No, you do not need to remove the apps from the applicaitons folder, they are inert unless launched.

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Posted : 18/05/2021 1:58 pm
(@brendanh)
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Unfortunately that does not appear to be the case. After 6.0.4 installation and reboot, 6.0.3 was still the default. I had to manually launch 6.0.4 and remove 6.0.3. 

Do you have a documented installation & upgrade procedure I could look at? What I’ve seen so far seems very messy so I can only assume I’ve done something wrong. 

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Topic starter Posted : 18/05/2021 2:14 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@brendanh

What happens is the driver is installed in /Library/Extensions. When you "Allow" OWC as an identified developer,then the extension (should be) is migrated to /Staged extensions. that is the version that loads at startup. Which is how you can have 6.0.4 driver installed, but 6.0.3 loading.

The application just checks the /Extensions file to see if it is current.

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Posted : 18/05/2021 2:52 pm
(@brendanh)
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Gotcha. Thanks for the info. I'll refer back here if I encounter any similar issues moving forward.

 

Thanks again for the fast help!

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Topic starter Posted : 18/05/2021 3:42 pm
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