macOS 13/Xcode 14 requiring code signing of all apps even on x86

Mark Anderson mark at
Wed Jun 15 16:09:42 UTC 2022

Yeah, hit me up with this, I have the 13 beta and maintain iTerm2. iTerm2
is getting harder and harder to maintain as a port - I'm starting to wonder
if it might be worthwhile to just download the correct binary, or just
abandon it as a port. I don't like the idea of abandoning it as a port -
but it causes a lot of problems.

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On Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 3:23 AM Zhenfu Shi <i0ntempest at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> It’s probably too early to talk about this but I would like to share
> something I found playing with the newest beta OS.
> When trying to get iTerm2 port to build on macOS 13, Xcode spits out error
> "An empty identity is not valid when signing a binary for the product type
> [type]”. Previously to avoid signing problems, I or someone else had the
> identity removed, effectively disabling code signing. This apparently no
> longer works, and I had to use the adhoc signing identity “-“ for it to
> build.
> This could affect a number of ports that are using Xcode to build apps, so
> I figured people here should know.
> Zhenfu
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