AutoPkg, curl & exit status 60

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Over the past weekend in #autopkg Slack channel in the MacAdmins Slack, some fellow admins saw their recipes erroring with a non-zero exit status of 60.

At dataJAR we only run our AutoPkg recipes weekdays, but sure enough we hit the same issue come Monday.

Below is some more details, as well as a proposed fix for at least the short term.

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FossHub & AutoPkg

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A few years ago FossHub’s Terms of Service (read: TOS) did not allow for automated downloads.

This has changed recently, with details on how to now download from FossHub via AutoPkg below.

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Getting All the Apps to Devices: When and How We Use Patch, AutoPkg, and VPP Together

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At this years JNUC I presented alongside a long time Jamf buddy of mine, John Miller. My part of the talk detailed the various application deployment methods currently available to the Jamf admin (VPP & AutoPkg). With some nuances detailed & some pitfalls mentioned.

John expanded upon the subject by opening up the discussion to Patch & the forthcoming 3rd party integrations.

Below is a link to the video, & links to each section with some more links as pertinent.

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jamf + AutoPKG + Munki

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Last night I spoke about jamJAR at the April 2017 University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting.

This talk goes a little more into the “why” we went the jamJAR & some in-use examples.

Below is a link for the video as well as a link for the meeting.

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Munki and Patch – A Comparison

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Earlier this year, James Ridsdale & myself presented at macad.uk a talk called “Munki and Patch – A Comparison”.

Below are links from the talk.

The talk itself contained some details on Jamfs forthcoming Patch & our solution leveraging open source tools with Jamf for “patch management”, jamJAR.

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Google Chrome 50 OS Requirement Changes

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Earlier today, Google Chrome 50 was released. With this release, there are some changes to the platforms that Google Chrome is supported on.

Below is some detail on this, & how it could affect you.

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