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Whenever I run things that I've installed via macports (like tree, wget, etc) I get the following log message (I'm dumping . into this particular log, so it may be fairly low priority).

/usr/libexec/taskgated[pid]: no system signature for unsigned /opt/local/bin/tree (or wget, etc)

Any idea what this is and how to squash it?

running 10.6.2

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This is coming from the new authentication policy Apple introduced in Leopard. http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man8/taskgated.8.html

I just filter it out in my syslog using syslog-ng.

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I disabled taskgated.

# launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.taskgated.plist
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What side-effects might this have? Isn't taskgated necessary for the stability of the programs? –  nhinkle Dec 23 '11 at 5:44
    
The side effect is disabling 3rd party's application code sign check, the alert window is showed in the first launch after downloading application from web site. –  Yuki Matsukura Feb 24 at 8:51

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