still no SAS

Martin Maechler maechler at
Thu Jul 17 08:43:53 CEST 2008

>>>>> "DS" == Dale Steele <dsteele at>
>>>>>     on Wed, 16 Jul 2008 20:10:58 -0400 writes:

    DS> I'm a neophyte, but did just notice that when I run the
    DS> ess version installed from CRAN:

    DS> deb http://<my.favorite.cran.mirror>/bin/linux/ubuntu
    DS> hardy/

    DS> that there is a missing '/' in 'etcess' when I do M-x
    DS> SAS

    DS> I get the message... ESS [SAS(SAS):
    DS> /usr/share/ess/etcess-sas-sh-command

Thank you Dale,

that's exactly the problem I have mentioned in that other e-mail
to Dirk.
It's a problem in the current *.deb
and I've now found the culprit:  debian/rules has explicitly set
the directory without a trailing '/'

I have now changed that (svn rev 3916).
Dirk, could you build a new *.deb file for Dale to try?


    DS> Best Regards.  --Dale

    DS> Martin Maechler wrote:
    >>>>>>> "DE" == Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at> on Sat,
    >>>>>>> 12 Jul 2008 21:23:05 -0500 writes:
    DE> FYI -- Dale reported back that a test package I prepared
    DE> (based on current svn ie with my changes) did not work
    DE> for him.  I'm not sure how to fix this as I cannot test
    DE> this. From the looks, it should work --
    DE> /usr/share/ess/etc is the defined location in
    DE> ess-site.el; and that is where the file now is...
    DE> Dirk
    >> Hi Dirk (etc),
    >> I'm back from vacation as of this evening.  Thanks a lot,
    >> Dirk for handling things while I was offline!
    >> I've looked at the appended message from Dale Steele, and
    >> the messages he got look a bit suspicious, effectly being
    >> produced by code that I had added only a copule of weeks
    >> / months ago.
    >> Maybe we (ess-debian + D.Steele) can look at it again
    >> tomorrow or so?  I neither can test it properly; on the
    >> other hand you can always produce a simple sh-script
    >> named 'SAS' (or 'sas' ?) in your PATH to mimic things.
    >> Regards, Martin
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