[ESS] Process SAS is not running... error on Ubuntu

Dale Steele dale.w.steele at gmail.com
Sat Jul 12 18:22:55 CEST 2008

It does appear the ess package on CRAN for Ubuntu 8.04 fails to
install the file 'ess-sas-sh-command'.   This prevents invoking SAS
via 'M-x SAS'.



On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 12:39 PM, Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:
> Dale Steele wrote:
>> I re-installed from Hardy packages on CRAN.  Same error occurs.  Still
>> can't seem to find 'ess-sas-sh-command' file, ie. not in directory
>> listing below.  Any further hints?  Thanks.  --Dale
>> dsteele at dsteele-laptop:/usr/share/ess/etc$ ls
>> BACKBUG5.BAT  ess-s4.S            icons     pkg-Maintainers  sas-keys.ps
>> backbugs      ess-sp3.S           Makefile  R-ESS-bugs.R     sas-keys.rtf
>> config.guess  function-outline.S  other     sas-keys.doc
> I guess the .deb package is broken :o(  Now does everyone see why I don't
> like duplicating a perfectly good .zip distribution?  How hard is it
> really to follow these instructions:
> http://ess.r-project.org/Manual/readme.html#Installation
> There is no avoiding step 5 is there?  So, I don't really see the point of
> the
> .deb  The file that you want is here (and clearly a part of the ESS
> package):
> https://svn.r-project.org/ESS/trunk/etc/ess-sas-sh-command
> --
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