Apple M1 Native Client Support


14.8+ FileWave Client PKG installer now installs a native M1 client, negating the need for Rosetta 2.

Prior FileWave client installers were for Intel only and relied on the PKG installer to install Rosetta 2 for M1 compatibility.  Rosetta 2 will not be disabled on clients that already have Rosetta 2 enabled.  Since newly enrolled clients, starting with 14.8.x+, will not install Rosetta 2, any other software requiring Rosetta 2 will require a Fileset to install Rosetta 2.

Note that the Administrator app still requires Rosetta 2.


This update is for Apple M1 devices only.  The installer is now a universal binary for either processor type.


Both the standalone DMG installer and the Custom PKG will now support both Intel and M1 natively.  Create a new 14.8+ FileWave client installer from our Custom PKG Builder.

The client upgrade Fileset will naturally be taken as native by macOS also.

Digging Deeper

Enable Rosetta 2

Below is an example of a script that could be used to enable Rosetta 2 through FileWave if still required for other software like the FileWave Administrator app:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 #!/bin/zsh # Determine OS version osvers=$(sw_vers -productVersion) # Check to see if macOS is 11 or greater if [ ${osvers%%.*} -ge 11 ]; then # Check processor type processor=$(/usr/bin/uname -p) if [[ "$processor" != "arm" ]]; then echo "$(date) processor: ${processor}. No need to install Rosetta." else # Check if Rosetta process is running and instal if not found, # perform a non-interactive install of Rosetta. if [[ ! $(/usr/bin/pgrep -x oahd) ]]; then /usr/sbin/softwareupdate --install-rosetta --agree-to-license if [[ $? -eq 0 ]]; then echo "$(date) Rosetta has been successfully installed." else echo "$(date) Rosetta installation failed!" exitcode=1 fi else echo "$(date) Rosetta already installed. Nothing to do." fi fi else echo "$(date) Mac is running macOS $osvers" echo "$(date) No need to install Rosetta on this version of macOS." fi exit 0