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Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:26 am

UPDATE: Do NOT follow this tutorial, unless you have to. See @normis post: http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php ... 56#p502563

Hello!
Since final version of El Capitan arrived Mac users probably noticed that Winbox version will not run anymore, instead showing following error:
The application X11 could not be opened.
An error occurred while starting the X11 server: "Failed to activate core devices."
Click Quit to quit X11. Click Report to see more details or send a report to Apple.
There are two solutions - disabling "rootless" feature (which is NOT recommended) or simply configuring Wineskin wrapper bundled with Winbox.
First you have to install XQuartz, next right click "Winbox3" application inside Applications folder, select "Show Package Contents" and than double click "Wineskin" icon inside it.
Screenshot 2015-10-01 09.40.58.png
Next click "Advanced" button and go to "Options" tab. Just select last options to use XQuartz instead of builit-in Wine X11.
Screenshot 2015-10-01 09.42.29.png
Close all windows and you're done - you can now run Winbox like before without compromising security of OS X ;)
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:33 pm

Actually, if you use Winebox, you don't need X11 at all. You can run it natively quite nicely.
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:40 pm

Actually, if you use Winebox, you don't need X11 at all. You can run it natively quite nicely.
Where we can find it?
 
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:23 pm

Sorry, Winebottler...


http://winebottler.kronenberg.org
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:04 pm

Sorry, Winebottler...


http://winebottler.kronenberg.org
Thanks.
With Wine I have no problem, but if I try to make the all in one package with Winebottler it gets stuck on the creation process.
 
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Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:06 pm

I'll post a download link with my code signed WinBox app. Give me a bit to get it uploaded to my sever.
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:14 pm

Give this a try:

You will still need Wine.app installed (from here: http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/downloads)

https://www.intrustech.com/WinBox.7z

That should get you a stable, and Code Signed WinBox, that will also update correctly via the Check For Updates menu item. No X11 needed.
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:47 am

Thanks @IntrusDave. Works great.

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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:53 am

Thanks
 
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:29 pm

works great!
 
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:19 pm

Give this a try:

You will still need Wine.app installed (from here: http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/downloads)

https://www.intrustech.com/WinBox.7z

That should get you a stable, and Code Signed WinBox, that will also update correctly via the Check For Updates menu item. No X11 needed.
Im on latest El Capitan and downloaded your 7z file, moved the Winbox thing to Application.
Opened it and still no success!
It shows nothing or doesnt open anything, neither any error.

What to do ?
 
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:30 pm

Did you install the Wine.app too?
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:36 pm

Did you install the Wine.app too?
No, only your 7z file.
 
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:37 pm

You still need the Wine.app to run it. You can get it here:
http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/downloads
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:39 pm

You still need the Wine.app to run it. You can get it here:
http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/downloads
So download Wine and then first open Wine and then double click your Winbox.app ?
 
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:41 pm

No, once you have Wine.app installed (copied to the Applications folder) that is all you need. Just Open Winbox.app and you are good to go.
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:23 am

New Winebottler has fix for El Capitan. You can download the new pre-compiled Winbox here:
http://www.mikrotik.com/download/share/WinBox.zip
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:58 am

@normis: Something is wrong with new Winbox on El Capitan - while running it f.lux is disabled and reenabled.
Video related: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j3o14o1mbbaet ... M.mov?dl=0
 
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:15 pm

New Winebottler has fix for El Capitan. You can download the new pre-compiled Winbox here:
http://www.mikrotik.com/download/share/WinBox.zip
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Thanks.
Downloading now.
Lets see
 
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:57 pm

@normis: Something is wrong with new Winbox on El Capitan - while running it f.lux is disabled and reenabled.
Video related: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j3o14o1mbbaet ... M.mov?dl=0
Sorry none of our Macs have this. I don't know what causes it. Maybe you use a different display color profile, and Wine uses a different default?
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:12 pm

@normis: Something is wrong with new Winbox on El Capitan - while running it f.lux is disabled and reenabled.
Video related: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j3o14o1mbbaet ... M.mov?dl=0
Sorry none of our Macs have this. I don't know what causes it. Maybe you use a different display color profile, and Wine uses a different default?
Installed your file.
Worked once.
Now after quitting, doesnt open anymore.

Microtik should release Winbox for Mac officially man!
 
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:18 pm

Hi !

I actually downloaded you package of Winbox, I launched it and clicked on 'connect' but then I got a message saying that the application cannot connect ... I gotta say I feel kinda dumb right now and don't know what to do ...

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Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:09 am

It works, but it doesnt remember the windows or settings, etc.
 
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:58 am

@normis: Something is wrong with new Winbox on El Capitan - while running it f.lux is disabled and reenabled.
Video related: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j3o14o1mbbaet ... M.mov?dl=0
Sorry none of our Macs have this. I don't know what causes it. Maybe you use a different display color profile, and Wine uses a different default?
Installed your file.
Worked once.
Now after quitting, doesnt open anymore.

Microtik should release Winbox for Mac officially man!
I totally agree !
I can't figure it out why they do not release winbox for mac officially !
 
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:53 pm

New Winebottler has fix for El Capitan. You can download the new pre-compiled Winbox here:
http://www.mikrotik.com/download/share/WinBox.zip
@normis

Can I ask you to please update the link to V3.0 so we can get on to routers with 6.33? If you had a formal version on the download page it would probably get downloaded quite a bit.
 
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:07 pm

New Winebottler has fix for El Capitan. You can download the new pre-compiled Winbox here:
http://www.mikrotik.com/download/share/WinBox.zip
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Can I ask you to please update the link to V3.0 so we can get on to routers with 6.33? If you had a formal version on the download page it would probably get downloaded quite a bit.
Just click "Update" and it will do it. There is no need to make a new Winebottler package every time.
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:21 pm

Just click "Update" and it will do it. There is no need to make a new Winebottler package every time.
That was embarrassing, but thank you all good here now!!
 
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Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:08 am

@normis: It's not about display profile - using http://justgetflux.com with new Winbox causes that :(

@soamz, @SaeedYa: Actually they're doing smartest thing ever. Maintaining three applications (Windows, OS X, Linux) require people knowing these three operating systems. Additionally even if app is built around the same codebase more bugs will be present.
What MikroTik did is just built app which is Wine-complaint (which really means application conforming to standards without ugly hacks). Forms and windows used inside Winbox are custom anyway.
 
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:17 pm

Actually, if you use Winebox, you don't need X11 at all. You can run it natively quite nicely.
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Thanks. Its working.
 
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:01 pm

sorry winbox for mac not avaiable!!!
 
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This guy Joshaven has made windbox for os x and it's pretty stabile and good, i been using 3.0 for a while and am downloading now 3.4 if anyone needs this is his blog where you can find it and download it http://joshaven.com/resources/tools/winbox-for-mac/
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New Winebottler has fix for El Capitan. You can download the new pre-compiled Winbox here:
http://www.mikrotik.com/download/share/WinBox.zip
Link doesn't work; has it been moved somewhere else?
 
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This file is flagged by ClamXav as containing Win.Trojan.Agent-1429193.  It may be a false positive.
 
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This file is flagged by ClamXav as containing Win.Trojan.Agent-1429193.  It may be a false positive.
a virus scanner for macOS ?! but why ?
of course it's false. but you can roll your own if you want, just download the Wine Bottler tool
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This file is flagged by ClamXav as containing Win.Trojan.Agent-1429193.  It may be a false positive.
a virus scanner for macOS ?! but why ?
So we don't pass on Windows malware, of course.  I've never seen it diagnose anything except Windows malware I've received in email... until this.
of course it's false. but you can roll your own if you want, just download the Wine Bottler tool
The infected file is indicated as WinBox.app/Contents/Resources/drive_c/windows/mono/mono-2.0/bin/MonoPosixHelper-x86_64.dll .  From the name, that sounds like it may be part of the Wine Bottler tool itself, so I'm not sure how productive that would be.

Regardless, I would hope that MikroTik wouldn't want to continue to offer an infected file in their download area.
 
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Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:49 am

Regardless, I would hope that MikroTik wouldn't want to continue to offer an infected file in their download area.
It's NOT an infected file - it's a obvious false-positive of ClamAV heuristic engine: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/8457 ... /analysis/
Detailed report gives a clue about this situation:
Possibly Unwanted Application. While not necessarily malicious, the scanned file presents certain characteristics which depending on the user policies and environment may or may not represent a threat. For full details see: http://www.clamav.net/doc/pua.html .
Giving purpose of this file in mono I can only guess why it was marked as suspicious. It contains POSIX compatibility layer and some clever asm - it looks suspicious, for sure, but this file itself is harmless.
 
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:07 pm

Sorry link(s) does not work
* http://www.mikrotik.com/download/share/WinBox.zip
* http://www.mikrotik.com/download/share/ ... apitan.zip

Where can i get binary for mac ?
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Re: Winbox on OS X 10.11 El Capitan - it's a way to fix it the easy way

Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:10 pm

See this post And generate your own Winbox... (step by step instructions)
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Winbox manual always will contain link to macOS version.
This one is from the manual: http://mikrotikdownload.s3.amazonaws.co ... -macOS.zip
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