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Calcite | Level 5

I need some one to help me on this error please Unable to create session temp directory. on Mac book version 10.15.6 Catalina 

I have to prepare for my interview, without the software I cannot do anything.kindly help me on this please,

can some connect e on Skype, so that it will be very useful. no one is here to guide and help me.

Amethyst | Level 16

Hello @u49187051 ,


good that you re-posted under a different topic than the SUGA one.


Well, just with that it is not easy to help you, we need more information. I will assume the issue is within a Virtual Machine of yours SAS'prepared VM "SAS University Edition" or a VM created by yourself, as SAS per-se is not supported in OSX (any).


In that case, please review carefully the steps. You might want to pay extra attention to the shared folder creation, between the VM and your local Operating System.


Share your myfolders folder with VirtualBox.

  1. In VirtualBox, select the SAS University Edition vApp, and then select Machine > Settings. 
  2. Click Shared Folders, and then click the Add Folder (+) icon in the upper right of the Settings window.
  3. In the Add Share window, select Other as the folder path.
  4. In the file browser window, open the SASUniversityEdition folder, and select the myfolders subfolder you created in step 1. Click Choose
  5. In the Add Share window, confirm that Read-only is not selected. 
  6. Select the Auto-mount and Make Permanent (if present) options, and click OK.
  7. Click OK again to close the Settings window.


When you have your own VM, you might have the problem of OSX permissions over the default folder /tmp

Just google it:

In this case, you have 2 options: a) fix the permissions of the /tmp folder to 777 (which does not seems to be always possible, and Apple haven't resolve it yet), or to change the default location of the work folder on your $SASHOME/SASFoundation/9.4/nls/en/sasv9.conf file. You will see a -WORK '/tmp', if you change the folder to a folder with enough permissions, you are good to go.



For remote support, you might need to contact your local SAS Technical Support team.


This being said, much of luck with your interview! If you already worked with or learn SAS, you should be good to go anyways. 

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