Sierra Installation on a Mac

Sierra install on a Mac: 
Make sure to use the stuffit expander as anything else seems to have problems.

In the security settings on your mac go to the General tab. Make sure that you selection install applications from "Anywhere" 
Note: Since Apple MacOS, Sierra does not allow apps from "Anywhere" option anymore. You will constantly get the Install file broken warning. The solution is to open the 
terminal and type sudo spctl --master-disable 
Sierra On A Mac Code

In the installer you will come to a point where it asks for an ip addressUse sierra.marmot.org

I also suggest running Sierra through an Ethernet connection rather than wireless.

Mac OS X Instructions:

Instructions 
After downloading, double-click install 
Notes:

  • Be sure you have Java installed. You can download Java from Apple's site
  • The compressed installer should be recognized by Stuffit Expander and should automatically be expanded after downloading. If it is not expanded, you can expand it manually using StuffIt Expander 6.0 or later.
  • When you restart Sierra it is a good idea to open the terminal and type sudo spctl --master-enable
  • If you have any problems launching the installer once it has been expanded, make sure that the compressed installer was expanded using Stuffit Expander. If you continue to have problems, please contact technical support.

 

Sierra: Upgrade Requirements

  • Upgrades to the Sierra system will normally require downloading update to all workstations running the Sierra Desktop App.
  • You must have administrative rights to the Sierra application folder (normally “C:\Sierra Desktop App”) for the updates to download and save successfully.
  • Please check with your IT department to confirm that these rights are in place.
  • Marmot recommends that these rights be continuous rather than just during upgrades.

 

Sierra Configuration Troubleshooting

Configuration file has incorrect server

  • On your computer, browse to the "C:\Sierra Desktop App" folder.
  • Right-click the "iiirunner.lax" file and selct "Open with". Extensions may be hidden, in which case you would look for "iiirunner" with a file type of "lax"
  • Select Notepad as the application you'd like to use to open the file.
  • In the "LAX.COMMAND.LINE.ARGS" section, make sure the line reads as follows:
    • "lax.command.line.args=ip=sierra.marmot.org"
  • Edit as needed and save the file. Launch Sierra.