01-13-2018 08:40 PM
My Macbook Air (Mid 2011) running High Sierra crashed yesterday. I have restored it from a TimeMachine back up, but I get the following error every time I try to RUN any statement within SAS Studio:
User sasdemo has insufficient permissions to create /folders/myfolders/.sasstudio/.images. Contact your system administrator to resolve.
I am using VirtualBox version 5.1.30. SAS University Edition says it is up-to-date. I have reviewed every step
of the Online Download instructions to see if I have a setting incorrect. Everything "looks" fine, but I figure I have something fundamental mixed up in my settings.
Any help is appreciated because I feel like I am spinning my wheels and this seems different from other instances of this error on the discussion board.
01-14-2018 02:25 AM
This video mentioned that "myfolders" should be a shared folder. I fixed "/Users/ray/Box Sync/SASUniversityEdition/myfolders" so that it is shared, but it did not fix the problem before or after restarting my Macbook.
01-14-2018 02:03 PM
It may be related to this:
Otherwise, please post the exact code and log, but you're correct in that this sounds different than other issues posted on here
01-14-2018 09:26 PM - edited 01-14-2018 09:27 PM
I agree that it may be related to High Sierra, though I am not getting any errors similar those in that post.
Actually, you asking for my log may help figure this out, since I have a blank log. No matter what type of code I try to run.
Here's one line though:
libname redcap "/folders/myfolders/2016-08-22/";
Thanks for considering this. I may try reverting back to the previous version of MacOS since I need to run my analyses by midday tomorrow.
01-15-2018 10:43 AM
ouch. You can also sign up and use the cloud version of SAS UE if you can't get the desktop working. I've personally avoided High Sierra for the moment...it seems buggy as heck.
01-15-2018 02:58 PM
Hi, @trickeration. I haven't had any problems running VirtualBox and SAS University Edition under High Sierra. By now, you've probably already figured it out or reverted back.
My thought would be that when you did the restore, perhaps that ".images" directory wasn't properly recreated and so when VB tried to write to it, it could not.
If you want to keep High Sierra, I would just install and reimport the SAS University Edition OVA file. It shouldn't take long.
Report back here if you need more help!
01-15-2018 03:40 PM
@RandyMullis, that is good to know it probably isn't High Sierra. Thankfully, I was able to revert to a fairly recent backup and just finished my analysis.
I had tried to reimport the OVA under High Sierra (twice I thought), but if I do re-upgrade to High Sierra I will try that again. At least one program I need isn't supported with my old version of OSX, so I might try it.
01-15-2018 03:41 PM
Good to hear you're okay for now, @trickeration. Let us know if we can help in the future. (And you're also welcome to send email to email@example.com if needed.)