This morning I ran Mojave Security Update 2020-03 released yesterday on my MacBook Pro. After updating to my surprise the Catalina update was back.
This pissed me off because I never planned on upgrading to Catalina. That’s why I had previously hidden it using the terminal command (sudo softwareupdate –ignore “macOS Catalina”).
Now in 10.14, you can no longer use softwareupdate —ignore to hide/block a major Update like macOS Catalina after installing the 2020-003 Security Update. I tried and this is what I got:
Ignoring software updates is deprecated.
The ability to ignore individual updates will be removed in a future release of macOS.”
Users Beware! This feels like Apple trying to trick/force us on to Catalina.
I found this Mr. Macintosh article that explains what’s happening in more detail.