These are instructions for installing SAS 9.4 for Linux 64-bit from the zip archive file named SAS94Linux.zip, which is available via the VCU Technology Services SAS Linux download website.
To install SAS:
Follow the installation steps found at Install and Configure SAS. But please note:
Immediately after installation and every few weeks or months, you are encouraged to check for and install any hot fixes that have become available for SAS 9.4. For more information, please see the Applying Hot Fixes after the Installation section on page 30 of the SAS® Deployment Wizard and SAS® Deployment Manager 9.4: User’s Guide. Note that downloading hot fixes into the SAS depot prior to installation, as noted above, might not obtain all required hot fixes, as some needed hot fixes can only be identified after installation.
To launch SAS 9.4, execute this program file:
This assumes that you chose the default location for the 'SASHome' directory (/usr/local/SASHome) during installation.
You have chosen to download the SAS 9.4 64-Bit Linux Renewal (called a "setinit" or "SID file") to extend a SAS 9.4 64-Bit Linux license through September 28, 2021 on an existing SAS 9.4 64-Bit Linux installation.
To apply the SAS 9.4 Renewal to an EXISTING SAS 9.4 64-Bit Linux installation:
1. It is recommended that the same identity that was used to install the software is used to renew the license.
2. Stop all running SAS processes.
3. Run SAS Setup from !SASROOT/sassetup. Make sure you have the appropriate privilege to update files in SASROOT.
4. Select Run Setup Utilities from the SAS Setup Primary Menu.
5. Select Renew SAS Software.
6. Specify the location where you stored your SID file (SAS94Linux64WrkstnExp06302021
7. Your SID file is applied immediately. SAS Setup will report if the task was completed successfully or not. If errors occur, a message is displayed indicating the log files you should check. If the SAS installation data applies successfully, you can enter Q to quit SAS Setup and run the SAS System normally.
This downloaded SAS 9.4 64-Bit Linux Renewal SID File will extend the license of SAS 9.4 64-Bit Linux until June 30, 2021 with a 90 day grace period through September 28, 2021.
Each release of SAS has a unique renewal setinit. If you are running an earlier version of SAS for Linux, you may contact the IT Support Center (828-8227) to obtain a setinit for the version of SAS that is installed on your system(s). you are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the latest release.
SAS Institute requires that a license renewal authorization code be applied each year. If you are still at VCU, you will be notified by email when future annual license authorization codes (called setinits) are available.
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This software is licensed by contract by VCU. You may not distribute or allow the distribution of this software, its activation codes/files, or its license renewal codes/files to any other person or entity.
When you leave VCU, you must immediately uninstall ALL copies of this software from any non-VCU owned computers on which you had installed it or authorized its installation.
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