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#12887 - 11/24/10 10:01 AM Prebinding Query
ryck Online

Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
While using OnyX for the first time I saw this statement in the Help document for "dyld's shared cache"':

"It replaces the update_prebinding command used in the previous versions of Mac OSX, which is obsolete as of Mac OSX v. 10.5."

When I make my clone with Super Duper, it goes through a prebinding process. Is it something to care about?


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#12890 - 11/24/10 01:54 PM Re: Prebinding Query [Re: ryck]
alternaut Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Not to worry! laugh From the horse’s mouth*: prebinding was performed to ensure clone bootability, but updating prebinding manually (i.e., by SD!) is no longer necessary with Leopard and up, and the relevant script option in SD!'s Options-Advanced tab may be unchecked when errors are returned.

*) If you’re interested in becoming a horse dentist, check out these postswink
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#12911 - 11/25/10 05:09 AM Re: Prebinding Query [Re: alternaut]
Virtual1 Offline

Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
I run into a different problem nowadays. I get a dylib error when running certain things when trying to boot a snow leopard installation on a different machine.

the errors cause simple things like shell commands to take 10-20 seconds to run. I've had to put a startup item on my service drive that does a dylib check and rebuild if necessary.
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