Upgrade from Apple macOS Catalina to Monterey

Knowing that I’m going to lose my current daily job, the next thing I planed to do on our home computer infrastructure. So the next thing after the DSM 7 upgrade on our Synology NAS was to upgrade the macOS operating system on my MacBook Pro from Catalina to the latest version of Monterey as soon as I could. This also happened a little bit earlier than I originally planned, but I couldn’t wait any longer…

Where we started from

07:13:18 Wed Jun 15 [flex@MBP16:[~/Downloads] [0]
$ df -h

Filesystem      Size   Used  Avail Capacity     iused      ifree %iused  Mounted on
/dev/disk1s1   466Gi   11Gi   36Gi    23%      488454 4881964426    0%   /
devfs          379Ki  379Ki    0Bi   100%        1311          0  100%   /dev
/dev/disk1s2   466Gi  414Gi   36Gi    93%     4155629 4878297251    0%   /System/Volumes/Data
/dev/disk1s5   466Gi  4.0Gi   36Gi    11%           4 4882452876    0%   /private/var/vm
map auto_home    0Bi    0Bi    0Bi   100%           0          0  100%   /System/Volumes/Data/home
drivefs        466Gi  431Gi   34Gi    93% 18446744069414584742 4294967295 4381649422663796736%   /Volumes/GoogleDrive

07:15:08 Wed Jun 15 [flex@MBP16:[~/Downloads] [0]

And here’s what happened in pictures:

Checklist after the upgrade process:

Because Apple removed python2 this fix needed for conv, and a lot of other python 2 based wokflow does not work yet…

  • VMware Fusion (The sw update will have to be done at some point in the future.) now CHECK is: ✅

Apply this if needed: “Virtual Machines with side channel mitigations enabled may exhibit performance degradation (79832)” link

  • brew doctor, cleanup, … (I deleted the packages that were no longer needed.) CHECK: ✅
20:46:28 Wed Jun 22 [flex@MBP16:[/usr/local/Cellar] [0]
$ brew doctor

Your system is ready to brew.

20:52:33 Wed Jun 22 [flex@MBP16:[/usr/local/Cellar] [0]
$ brew cleanup

20:52:57 Wed Jun 22 [flex@MBP16:[/usr/local/Cellar] [0]
  • Time Machine backup CHECK: ✅

  • Apple Xcode upgrade (It took more than 3 hours and my Bluetooth test application didn’t compile!!! 🤔) CHECK: ✅

UPDATE: The compillation problem solved: NSBluetoothAlwaysUsageDescription key was missing in Info.plist file.

  • so far all incompatible Apps upgrade + CHECK: ✅
  • printer CHECK: ✅

UPDATE: We can now print on an unsupported(???) Xerox 3140 laserprinter on macOS Monterey: link

  • Steam CHECK: ✅ (No more Steel Storm: Burning Retribution! I will never know why it ran on Catalina and why it still sometimes successfully starts on macOS Monetery, but not always… 😢)
  • jekyll CHECK: ✅ (ruby v3 and jekyll reinstall needed! Some ruby cleaning may also need to be done in the near future…)
$ brew reinstall ruby

==> Downloading https://ghcr.io/v2/homebrew/core/ruby/manifests/3.1.2
Already downloaded: /Users/flex/Library/Caches/Homebrew/downloads/1181ee3622f5b111116751625fd840df1123fe154edfb9a6e4a57b63255e9ceb--ruby-3.1.2.bottle_manifest.json
==> Downloading https://ghcr.io/v2/homebrew/core/ruby/blobs/sha256:31567181a85e0f3003358466c689142464b14cf817f8c37a6c5367e0c85bc1fc
==> Downloading from https://pkg-containers.githubusercontent.com/ghcr1/blobs/sha256:31567181a85e0f3003358466c689142464b14cf817f8c37a6c5367e0c85bc1fc?se=2
######################################################################## 100.0%
==> Reinstalling ruby
==> Pouring ruby--3.1.2.monterey.bottle.tar.gz
==> Caveats
By default, binaries installed by gem will be placed into:

You may want to add this to your PATH.

ruby is keg-only, which means it was not symlinked into /usr/local,
because macOS already provides this software and installing another version in
parallel can cause all kinds of trouble.

If you need to have ruby first in your PATH, run:
  echo 'export PATH="/usr/local/opt/ruby/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.profile

For compilers to find ruby you may need to set:
  export LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/opt/ruby/lib"
  export CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/local/opt/ruby/include"

For pkg-config to find ruby you may need to set:
  export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="/usr/local/opt/ruby/lib/pkgconfig"

==> Summary
🍺  /usr/local/Cellar/ruby/3.1.2: 15,996 files, 41MB
==> Running `brew cleanup ruby`...
Disable this behaviour by setting HOMEBREW_NO_INSTALL_CLEANUP.
Hide these hints with HOMEBREW_NO_ENV_HINTS (see `man brew`).

14:24:56 Tue Jun 21 [flex@flexs-MacBook-Pro-16:[~/gith/blog.fleischmann.hu] [0]
$ export PATH="/usr/local/opt/ruby/bin:$PATH"

14:25:22 Tue Jun 21 [flex@flexs-MacBook-Pro-16:[~/gith/blog.fleischmann.hu] [0]
$ ruby -v

ruby 3.1.2p20 (2022-04-12 revision 4491bb740a) [x86_64-darwin21]

14:25:26 Tue Jun 21 [flex@flexs-MacBook-Pro-16:[~/gith/blog.fleischmann.hu] [0]
$ jekyll -v

/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.6/usr/lib/ruby/2.6.0/rubygems/dependency.rb:311:in `to_specs': Could not find 'eventmachine' (>= 0.12.9) among 88 total gem(s) (Gem::MissingSpecError)
Checked in 'GEM_PATH=/Users/flex/.gem/ruby/2.6.0:/Library/Ruby/Gems/2.6.0:/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.6/usr/lib/ruby/gems/2.6.0', execute `gem env` for more information
	from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.6/usr/lib/ruby/2.6.0/rubygems/specification.rb:1449:in `block in activate_dependencies'
	from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.6/usr/lib/ruby/2.6.0/rubygems/specification.rb:1438:in `each'
	from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.6/usr/lib/ruby/2.6.0/rubygems/specification.rb:1438:in `activate_dependencies'
	from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.6/usr/lib/ruby/2.6.0/rubygems/specification.rb:1420:in `activate'
	from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.6/usr/lib/ruby/2.6.0/rubygems/specification.rb:1452:in `block in activate_dependencies'
	from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.6/usr/lib/ruby/2.6.0/rubygems/specification.rb:1438:in `each'
	from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.6/usr/lib/ruby/2.6.0/rubygems/specification.rb:1438:in `activate_dependencies'
	from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.6/usr/lib/ruby/2.6.0/rubygems/specification.rb:1420:in `activate'
	from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.6/usr/lib/ruby/2.6.0/rubygems.rb:304:in `block in activate_bin_path'
	from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.6/usr/lib/ruby/2.6.0/rubygems.rb:303:in `synchronize'
	from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.6/usr/lib/ruby/2.6.0/rubygems.rb:303:in `activate_bin_path'
	from /usr/local/bin/jekyll:23:in '<main'

14:25:38 Tue Jun 21 [flex@flexs-MacBook-Pro-16:[~/gith/blog.fleischmann.hu] [1]
$ gem install jekyll

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26 gems installed

14:48:29 Tue Jun 21 [flex@flexs-MacBook-Pro-16:[~/gith/blog.fleischmann.hu] [0]
$ gem install eventmachine http_parser.rb ffi webrick

Building native extensions. This could take a while...
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4 gems installed

$ /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/3.1.0/bin/jekyll -v

jekyll 4.2.2

$ sudo gem install -n /usr/local/bin jekyll

Successfully installed jekyll-4.2.2
Parsing documentation for jekyll-4.2.2
Done installing documentation for jekyll after 0 seconds
1 gem installed

21:05:06 Thu Jun 23 [flex@MBP16:[~] [0]
$ jekyll -v

jekyll 4.2.2

After another little more than an hour (not including the Time Machine backup), all the expected functions are working fine again on the new OS. 🤞

I don’t feel it’s any faster than the Catalina as some articles on the internet said so but it’s still lagging a bit sometime… 😢

I find it very ridiculous and very sad at the same time that something can lag on such an expensive machine!!!

It’s also so sad to see how the manufacturers don’t support their old devices any more and push us to buy new ones. Two examples where fortunately, there is still a way to use them on a modern operating system in our example on Apple macOS Monetery: Wacom Graphire 4, Xerox Phaser 3140 macOS. One of them is a bit trickier, but the other one just didn’t start the device driver installer and caused ???the incompatibility??? Yes, it’s not a real incompatibility, but laziness of the manufacturers!!! Shame!