Invalid symlink in Runtime bundle

Discussion created by jml on Oct 25, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 23, 2017 by codecruncher

I have been codesigning my Runtime for some years now.  The Terminal codesigning worked well up to and including OS X 10.10.5.


Under OS X 10.11.1, the codesigning is rejected ("obsolete resource envelope") and GateKeep will not open my Runtime.  I searched the internet and came across this site describing a similar error, diagnosis, and probable cause:


When I checked my runtime, I found this:


codesign --verbose=4 --deep --strict invalid destination for symbolic link in bundle

In subcomponent: /Users/MyUser/Desktop/

file modified: /Users/MyUser/Desktop/



The other Frameworks in the bundle validated correctly.