Can't use purge to free memory

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by rupam.db, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. rupam.db, Jun 21, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2012

    rupam.db macrumors member

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    #1
    I'm on 10.7.2.

    Whenever I type purge the result comes like this:

    dyld: Library not loaded : /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CHUD.framework/Versions/A/CHUD
    Referenced from: /usr/bin/purge
    Reason: image not found
    Trace/BPT trap: 5

    Somebody please help me fix this :(
     
  2. Drew017 macrumors 65816

    Drew017

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    #2
    You don't need to purge the memory... OS X manages it correctly.

    Just out of curiosity, why are you still on 10.7.2? 10.7.4 is the current version.
     
  3. rupam.db thread starter macrumors member

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    Re:

    Well,I bought mbp late 2011 this feb only. . .I was gonna update but then I heard about Mountain Lion. . .so just skipping 10.7.4 update.

    BTW purge command used to work before I tried installing gcc package from Xcode
     
  4. Simplicated macrumors 65816

    Simplicated

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    #4
    Don't skip updating. Update to get all discovered security vulnerabilities fixed.
     
  5. rupam.db thread starter macrumors member

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    I was planning for a fresh install of Mountain Lion. Is it better to upgrade with all the updates?
     
  6. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    Doing a clean install just gives you some HD space back, though it can help performance issues.

    You may need more memory. Check the memory page outs in Activity Moniter... if they are a lot (1gb or more) you would benefit from more RAM. Thus you wouldn't probably feel you need to purge the RAM.

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    I definitely agree. Even while you wait for ML- you need the security enhancements.
     

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