Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 18:37:35 -0500
Reply-To: Dan McLaren <us027283@MINDSPRING.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Dan McLaren <us027283@MINDSPRING.COM>
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises
Subject: Re: 6.12 Install
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So no one from SAS contacted you to see how the installation
program could be improved in the future, but someone from
the marketing department contacted you about your license
agreement. It's good to see where their interests lie...
Marc R. Feldesman wrote:
> Thanks to all of you for your helpful (and not so helpful) suggestions for
> resolving the SAS install issues. There really is divided opinion on this
> matter and we will probably just have to agree to disagree on the severity
> of the problem. Although none of my direct support users have encountered
> the problem yet (we only got 6.12 about 2 weeks ago though), I have written
> a long addendum to our installation guide advising faculty of the perils of
> having sas catalogs sitting under the sasroot directory. Hopefully that
> will prevent this sort of disaster from befalling them.
> On a related matter, lest anyone doubt that the people from SAS monitor
> this list, I received a phone call from the SAS marketing people yesterday
> following one of my recent posts on this subject. It was related to the
> terms of our license agreement and a particular phrasing I had used in one
> of my messages on this subject. We had an amicable conversation and the
> matter was dealt with simply and efficiently. But the takehome message
> here is that one needs to be very careful about what one posts here,
> particularly if one assumes that SAS' silence is disinterest.
> Marc R. Feldesman
> Flying Pig Software
> Portland, Oregon
> "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work.
> I want to achieve it by not dying". (Yeah, when pigs fly)