Thanks for your reply. I have installed a lot of software during my life but never
came across one that will self destruct when aborted.
I agree, large is a bit vague. It was more a general software engineering questions.
Windows is a big system but fits on a DVD so why does BI software (my Depot has about 13GB)
use so much space? There aren't any images or videos I guess.
SAS software is a family of components and features which is delivered on the various media pieces and is delivered to a worldwide user community. The manufacturing process does not necessarily presume that all licensed components will be installed and therefore may not be combined with other component features on a given disc -- you may find useful information on the outside label, regarding what disk is associated with a particular component.
Actually, the vast majority of the material in the "Software" Depot is the documentation for the software. My Depot is about 16 GB, but the actual install of a fully configured system is under 3GB without the documentation.
That just leaves one questions of mine unanswerd:
I have installed a lot of software during my life but never
came across one that will self destruct when aborted (i.e. delete setup.exe and others. Does someone know why or how this is happening with SAS?
Any software installation, i have seen so far, removed partial installed files when aborting the installation. And i think this is the only desirable behaviour. Maybe you should talk with tech-support about this issue.