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SAS Depot and Software in General

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SAS Depot and Software in General

Hello Guys,

Sorry for posting this in this board but there seems to be a forum missing for general questions.

Two questions:

1. Why does the SAS Depot gets corrupted when copy and pasting or abborting the installation (in my
case I canceld the process and the setup.exe among other files was deleted)

2. Why is the SAS software so large, do the millions of lines of code make it so large ?


Thanks for clarification
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Re: SAS Depot and Software in General

Aborting the installation of the SAS Depot will most likely make it unusable, so removing the setup.exe is just a logical consequence.

"Large" is a bit vague. Beginning with 9.2 the size of the software depot depends on the number of licensed products.
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Re: SAS Depot and Software in General

Posted in reply to andreas_lds
Hello Andreas,

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.

Thanks
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Re: SAS Depot and Software in General

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.

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Re: SAS Depot and Software in General

Hi Scott,

How many billion lines of code make up the complete SAS software suite?

Thanks.
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Re: SAS Depot and Software in General

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.
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Re: SAS Depot and Software in General

Great. Thanks for explaining Doc@Duke!

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?
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Re: SAS Depot and Software in General

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.
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Re: SAS Depot and Software in General

Posted in reply to andreas_lds
Hi Andreas,
Thanks for that. I undertand what you mean. In my case the setup.exe was removed among the other files and no further installation necessary, so I re-downloaded the depot.

Many thanks for all the help and explanation guys!
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