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

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Sat Jul 12 18:13:00 CEST 2008

On Fri, 2008-07-11 at 11:39 -0500, Rodney Sparapani 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( 
It would be helpful to file a bug against the Debian package in that
case.  I checked dpkg -L and the file doesn't seem to be present; I also
don't see a note about it in the changelog.

Debian packages in the main distribution aren't supposed to depend on
non-free software, so I suppose it's possible the file is missing for
that reason.

>  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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