Architecting, installing and maintaining your SAS environment error

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We are receiving the following error when running


./ -testware /usr/local/SASHome/SASFoundation/9.4/sastest -tables *:* -outdir /operations/SAS
stat(./..): Value too large for defined data type at line 1001
Generating final reports...
There was a problem generating the PDF and HTML output from the XML data.
The command to do this is:
/sas -sysin /sastest/ -autoexec

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[ Edited ]

This is occurring on the following OS.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation release 7.4 (Maipo)

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I cannot reproduce this problem on RHEL 7.4 with SAS 9.4 M4. Please try to run from your home directory:


cd ~
/usr/local/SASHome/SASFoundation/9.4/ -testware /usr/local/SASHome/SASFoundation/9.4/sastest -tables *:* -outdir /operations/SAS
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Re: error



is this the complete and entire error message or are there any other information in the error message?




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Re: error

Thank You everyone for your assistance. Turns out there was a perl update that corrected this issue. The update brings the SAS perl installation version from 5.6.1 to 5.24.0.



This is a compatibility issue between RHEL 7 and the version of Perl provided with SAS 9.4.  To correct this, you will need to update the version of Perl used by SAS.  Please following these steps:
    1) First, download the file
    2) Unzip the file:  gunzip sas_perl_update.gz
    3) ensure the file is executable.  If needed, issue the command:  chmod +x sas_perl_update
    4) as the "sas" account that owns the SAS install, submit the command to execute the file:


    5) Provide the path to the <SASHOME> location on your system
    6) You should see a message "Patches Applied"
    7) Once this is complete, please try again to launch sassetup, and let me know how it goes.



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