As an avid developer of SAS Stored Process Web Applications, the Macbook Pro is my development machine of choice. Since building a macro to programmatically create STPs, I’ve had few reasons to launch a VM to use client tools - but today I actually did need to use SAS Management Console (SMC).
Still - who says a client tool has to be run from a client? It’s actually possible to launch SMC from your SAS Server, and here are the steps you need to make:
Macbook with Latest xQuartz
- Install xquartz: https://www.xquartz.org/releases/index.html
- Log out and back in
- Open xquartz terminal and run:
ssh -Y [email protected]
- Execute the following file:
The process is FAR easier (and SMC over x11 is much faster) since the latest release of xquartz. There is NO need to update the ssh_config file and change
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