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PI75379: DOCUMENTATION REGARDING JAVA REQUIREMENTS FOR SILENT INSTALLATION OF SPSS STATISTICS 24 ON MAC OSX 10.12 SIERRA IS UNCLEAR

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APAR status

  • Closed as documentation error.

Error description

  • You would like to perform a silent installation of IBM SPSS
    Statistics 24 on Apple Macintosh OSX 10.12 Sierra.
    
    From Passport Advantage you downloaded the silent installer file
    SPSS_Statistics_24_mac_silent.dmg from below package:
    
    IBM SPSS Statistics Client 24.0 Mac OS Silent Multilingual
    (CND2FML )
    Size 1,457MB, Date posted: 23 Jun 2016
    
    Then, on the documentation below you read, that as prerequisite
    Java must be installed on the Mac first but you wonder which
    Java? The latest Oracle JRE or the latest JDK?
    
    Authorized_User_License_Administrator_Guide.pdf  for Macintosh
    from:
    
    ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/analytics/spss/documentation/s
    tatistics/24.0/en/client/InstallationDocuments/MacOS/Authorized_
    User_License_Administrator_Guide.pdf
    
    Go to the chapter about silent installation for Macintosh, page
    5 and 6.
    
    On page 6 you only see below sentence:
    
    "Note: To run the silent installer on Mac OS, Java must be
    installed."
    
    However, for customers it is not clear what Java needs to be
    installed.
    
    If for example you like to install SPSS 24 on Mac OSX Sierra
    10.12 you have to install the JDK first in order for silent
    installation to work on MacOSX 10.12 Sierra. Silent installtion
    works fine if the JDK is installed first.
    
    To get to the Java JDK download page, you can navigate to it
    from Oracles Java website
    1. Go to https://www.java.com/en/
    
    2. Select 'Dowload'
    
    3 Select 'See All Java downloads'
    
    4. Select 'Looking for the JDK?'
    
    5. Select 'Go to JDK downloads' under 'Where do I get JDK
    download', which takes you here:
    
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index-js
    p-138363.html#javasejdk
    
    6. Select Download button under JDK for Java SE 8u121
    
    7. Select the Download file for Mac OS X
    
    Or the Download page for the latest JDK  (Java SE 8u121) is
    here:
    
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-dow
    nloads-2133151.html
    

Local fix

  • This issue is expected to be addressed in a future documentation
    release of IBM SPSS Statistics
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * This affects all users of SPSS Statistics on a Mac osX       *
    * platform.                                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * DOCUMENTATION REGARDING JAVA REQUIREMENTS FOR SILENT         *
    * INSTALLATION OF SPSS STATISTICS 24 ON MAC OSX 10.12 SIERRA   *
    * IS UNCLEAR                                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Please upgrade to IBM SPSS Statistics 25.0 to resolve this   *
    * issue.                                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This documentation issue is resolved in IBM SPSS Statistics 25.0
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI75379

  • Reported component name

    SPSS STATISTICS

  • Reported component ID

    5725A54ST

  • Reported release

    O00

  • Status

    CLOSED DOC

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-01-24

  • Closed date

    2017-08-09

  • Last modified date

    2017-08-09

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Fix information

Applicable component levels

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Document Information

Modified date:
09 August 2017