Panther Maintenance Tips
Subject:   prebinding problems
Date:   2003-11-23 04:15:47
From:   anonymous2
I am still running 10.2.8.

I decided to give the prebinding tip a try. Everything
seemed to go as expected. However, since running it,
I find that now almost all of my apps take FAR longer
to start up than they used to. For example, Safari,
which used to start up in 5 bounces on a Dual USB 500MHz
iBook, now takes well over 30 bounces! Not nice.

Repairing permissions didn't help fix this problem.

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  • FJ de Kermadec photo prebinding problems
    2003-11-23 04:32:47  FJ de Kermadec | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Hi !

    It is normal for your installation to run slower right after the prebinding has been done : its speed should greatly increase once the applications have been launched once.

    Also, it is important to restart right after you have performed the pre-binding and not to use the computer while it is running.

    Updating the predinding is probably the most intensive task listed on this page and, as suggested, should mainly be seen as a remedy for sluggishness. Performing it on already speedy installations will not damage them but you probably won't experience a terrific speed boost.

    Also, be sure to run it on a "healthy" installation : the other maintenance tasks should be performed first.

    • prebinding problems
      2003-11-23 17:49:21  anonymous2 [View]

      Actually the speed thankfully resumed after a reboot.
      Just to be sure, I restarted in single user mode (apple-S)
      and ran fsck and reran update_prebinding (which
      resulted in 0 successfully prebindings so it was probably

      After rebooting again, things were back to low number
      bounces before starting. Whether there is an overall
      improvement since before the prebinding, it is hard to say.