bless command can no longer select Windows volumes due to SIP

Number:rdar://22436692 Date Originated:26-Aug-2015 08:22 AM
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:OS X Product Version:10.11 Beta 7
Classification:Serious Bug Reproducible:Always
Timothy Perfitt26-Aug-2015 08:22 AM

Many “bless” options no longer work and no replacement options are available.

Steps to Reproduce:
Due to SIP, bless can no longer be used (“setboot”, “nextonly”, etc), and  no replacement is available.  systemsetup provides the ability to select an OS X volume for boot, but does not support the options of the bless command (nextonly, unmounted volumes, etc).

Expected Results:
Apple would provide a mechanism for the same or similar options, or provide a notice (via man page or elsewhere) that these feature are being deprecated.

Actual Results:
bless options do not work and systemsetup (or other tools) do not provide the same or similar functionality.

Disabling SIP restores prior behavior.

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