Updating prebindings

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Blue Velvet, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Could someone please explain what the process of 'updating prebindings' is?
    And why it's necessary and how & when to do it?

    It's a new one for me...

  2. cfd macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2004
    Taken from the Cocktail help manual.

    Prebinding repeats the installation step “Optimizing System Performance” and should be used if the system has crashed while performing an installation or an update. Prebinding updates the linking among applications and the shared library files that may be required to run an application. Whenever a new application is installed, this information needs to be updated. If the information is not updated, the resolving of these links is calculated when you launch the application, which takes added time and slows down performance.
  3. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    OK, thanks.

    Do you specifically need this 'Cocktail' app to do it? Any links?

    Can you do it just with the OS/Terminal or are their any other apps/utilities that do the same thing?

    I run MacJanitor & the usual permission repairs on all the Macs (6) at work now & then...
  4. cfd macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2004

    sudo update_prebinding -root /
  5. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    Go to terminal.

    sudo update_prebinding -root / -force

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