Syncthing update in Mac OS X

I installed Syncthing by the method Homebrew and has been working perfectly, but has not appeared the typical message version upgrade of syncthing.

All my other nodes encuentrar another OS has been updated so that this node does not synchronize the folders.

I find no way to upgrade to the latest version.

If you installed Syncthing with a package manager (such as Homebrew, apt/dpkg, yum, etc), then the packagers should have disabled the auto-update mechanism. You should update Syncthing with Homebrew:

$ brew upgrade syncthing

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Thank you,

but I leave the command I had to use to update correctly.

Because it had been upgraded to a more recent version MacOS I had to assign permissions to /usr/local

$ sudo chown -R usuario:admin

Then update the Homebrew

$ brew update

and finally update Syncthing

$ brew upgrade syncthing

Restarting from the web ui after the upgrade will probably work but this is also worth mentioning:

==> Caveats
To reload syncthing after an upgrade:
  launchctl unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.syncthing.plist
  launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.syncthing.plist

Why are you even using the “package manager” version which will not auto-upgrade. I have put time and effort to create a nice installer for OSX and App from the official signed releases. This also includes file-change notification which speeds up syncing. See here: if you don’t trust it you could verify the executables checksums yourself which are packed in the .app.

It is written in the documentation, currently the Syncthing developers dont care to much at good installers and distributing the executables in a user friendly way so this is “a community effort”:

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