I'm trying to get SPSS 22 working under Xubuntu 15.04; it's the only piece of software I'm missing to make my migration to Linux complete.
Before you all start suggesting PSPP/R; my boss requires me to work in SPSS, because she knows and understand it, so unfortunately other software is not an option. Also, PSPP does not support many of the stats I have to do (like repeated measures ANOVA).
Alright, so I installed the software without problems up to the point where you licence it at the end, at which point I get an error about an internal problem with Ubuntu, which I sent off at the time but unfortunately I did not save (silly me!). However, it seems all the files are installed correctly. I am then supposed to start spss using the stats file in the /bin folder. If I try that, this happens;
narameh@Hydrogen:/opt/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/22/bin$ ./stats *** Error in `/opt/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/22/bin/STATISTICS': free(): invalid next size (fast): 0x00007f37880050d0 *** *** Error in `/opt/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/22/bin/STATISTICS': malloc(): memory corruption: 0x00007f3788005150 *** Aborted (core dumped)
I searched around a bit online and installed;
lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 libstdc++5
as this seemed to have solved similar problems for others.
I also tried
gksudo, but this still throws the first error, not the second;
narameh@Hydrogen:/opt/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/22/bin$ gksudo ./stats GNOME_SUDO_PASS *** Error in `/opt/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/22/bin/STATISTICS': free(): invalid next size (fast): 0x00007f0a6400a130 ***
I then took a look at the contents of the stats file;
#!/bin/sh SPSS_HOME=/opt/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/22 cd /opt/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/22 . /opt/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/22/bin/statsenv.sh exec /opt/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/22/bin/STATISTICS "$@"
#!/bin/sh is not quite
#!/bin/bash I tried creating a file called spss.sh, made it executable and put in the same code with #!/bin/bash instead. No dice.
Anyone has any more input on how to make this baby work? Rebooting in windows takes ages every time I try it. I am a relatively new Linux user, so please be so kind as to keep that in mind if/when you answer :).