Preventing Prebinding

Mac OS X includes a prebinding mechanism used to speed up application launch in programs that link against dynamic libraries. When a user installs an application or upgrades the operating system, a prebinding agent links the application against new versions of the dynamic libraries. Sometimes, however, you may want to prevent this behavior for specific applications.

To link the binary file, framework, library, or plug-in so that prebinding is never performed on it, you need to add the -nofixprebinding option to the linker invocation. To do this, add -nofixprebinding to the Other Linker Flags (OTHER_LDFLAGS) build setting. See the ld man page for more information.