Prebinding -the program must be relinked?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cluthz, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    I ran prebinding om my machine for the first time.
    $ sudo update_prebinding -root /

    After it ran for some time this came up:
    2004-11-09 12:56:37.877 update_prebinding[6697] Update_prebinding done.
    2004-11-09 12:56:37.878 update_prebinding[6697] 19 files successfully prebound, 19 files unsuccessfully prebound.

    The files that coldn't be prebound had this/similar error:
    2004-11-09 12:56:34.333 update_prebinding[6697] redo_prebinding on /Applications/ prebinding can't be redone for: /Applications/ (for architecture ppc) because larger updated load commands do not fit (the program must be relinked)

    What should i do about it?
    Is there a way to relink those apps?
    I know that prebinding is a way of streamline/organize library files and dependencies to decrease startup time when launching apps, but how much has it to say?
    How often should it be done?
  2. Rincewind42 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    Don't worry about it. Pre-binding's days are numbered anyway. Since you don't have the source code you can't recompile/relink the program anyway, and the speed up isn't THAT big a deal.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Generally, beginning with MacOS X 10.1, apps are prebound at installation. IIRC, prebinding is prebinding. If an app is not prebound, it is bound the first time it is launched. Until the OS or the app is updated, it does not need to be bound again.

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