Archive for August, 2002

Prebinding Explained

Saturday, August 24th, 2002

What is prebinding and when does it need to updated?

Bill Bumgarner

Really Short Answer

Under 10.1, prebinding never needed to be updated on anywhere as regular of basis as a lot of people assumed.   The only time prebinding information would be out of date is if you installed an application on the boot volume via drag-n-drop.  In that case, only that application’s prebinding information would be out of date and updating the prebinding would only affect the freshly installed app’s launch time.

Under 10.2, prebinding information is automatically updated as a normal part of system operation.  There is no need to ever manually update prebinding information.

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