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already prebound?
Authored by: babbage on Apr 10, '01 04:54:22PM
I'm not sure. It's possible that your system was already updated. You can get information on the command by looking at it's help text or man[ual] page. (Sample output below, following the convention that the command prompt is denoted with a % and lines without the percent sign are generally the output of a command:
/Users/chris% which update_prebinding
/Users/chris% update_prebinding --help
Apr 10 16:31:48 update_prebinding[650] Start of update_prebinding
usage: prebind {-debug} {-verbose} {-root }
               (-pkgs ( )* ) | (-files file1 file2 ...)
  Calls redo_prebinding on executables and libraries in dependency order
  -verbose: display additional status and warning messages
  -debug: don't actually try to redo the prebinding for any files
  -pkgs: specifies package/install root pairs of changed files that require
         prebinding to be redone.
  -root: specifies the directory to be searched for dependent libraries
         If neither -pkgs or -file is specified, all libraries and executables in -root
         are rebound.
/Users/chris% man update_prebinding
[Omitted, see pages for yourself if you'd like. 
 Interestingly, the timestamp is 14 Feb 2001 --
 this seems to be something Apple is contributing
 to the BSD community.]

So, the command lives in /usr/bin with a lot of the other Unixy system stuff.

It looks like you could try to run it again with a -verbose flag to see if that helps, though I'm not sure what exactly that would tell you. Personally, heeding warnings that it would slow your system way down, I ran it over a telnet session from my NT laptop while getting other work done. I wasn't really paying attention to how long it took, though it seems like it might have been about 10 minutes or so. I'm running an old iMac Bondi Blue with a 233 mHz G3 processor & 64 mb of ram and both OS9 & OSX on the same partition.

I'm not really clear on what it did, but it took quite a while to do it. Whatever it was. If it only took a few seconds for you, I'd guess that nothing happened, and maybe nothing needs to happen. *shrug*

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