Panther Maintenance Tips
Subject:   prebinding Problem?
Date:   2003-12-09 04:13:39
From:   standiamond
I ran the prebinding command as described in your article and after going through most of the programs, and reporting many errors and inability to do what is should the prebinding utility exited prior to completion with the following line:

2003-12-09 07:08:47.383 update_prebinding[3089] Prebinding files (1780/1869 complete)
Bus error

Is this something to be concerned about?

should I immediately run it again?

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  • prebinding Problem?
    2003-12-09 04:58:14  anonymous2 [View]

    Hi !

    The update_prebinding command will never be able to prebind all the files stored on your hard drive, for various reasons because they contain some special forks, because they are of a specific kind... Therefore, these "could not prebind" errors can usually be ignored safely.

    However, the "bus error" is definitely not normal. Since the command exits before its completion, it may mean that it was unable to handle a corrupted file or that another process interfered with it.

    The first thing to do would be to perform a few maintenance and optimization tasks in order to make sure that no minor disk error or permissions issue could prevent Mac OS X from running normally. In order to do so, follow these steps :

    1. Boot from the Panther Install CD 1

    2. Use the Installer <u>menu</u> in order to open the "Disk Utility"

    3. Click on the "First Aid" tab and repair the hard drive

    4. Restart your computer

    5. Use the "Disk Utility" located in your "Utilities" folder to repair the permissions on the Mac OS X partition

    You may also want to use the "Apple Hardware test CD" that came with your computer to make sure that no hardware issue ( RAM... ) could cause this.