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PM59646: INSTALLATION OF SPSS STATISTICS 20 + FP2 WILL LEAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF FILES REMAINING AFTER UNINSTALLING THE APPLICATION.

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • After a successful install of SPSS Statistics 20 and FixPack 1,
    uninstalling the SPSS Statistics product will leave a large
    number of files remaining in the installation directory.
    
    Installation of SPSS Statistics 20 + FP2 will give you 4399
    Files and 379 Folders.
    Uninstalling will leave behind 2483 Files and 177 Folders.
    
    Uninstalling this product should remove a greater number of
    these files from the host system.
    
    Please note that this has also been occurring since SPSS
    Statistics 19 FP1.
    

Local fix

  • As this problem cannot be resolved in a FixPack, this problem is
    fixed in release 21 of IBM SPSS Statistics.
    As a workaround, after uninstalling SPSS Statistics 20.x, please
    manually delete the /20 folder after restarting your machine.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users uninstalling IBM SPSS Statistics                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * After a successful install of SPSS Statistics 20 and FixPack *
    * 1, uninstalling the SPSS Statistics product will leave a     *
    * large                                                        *
    * number of files remaining in the installation directory.     *
    *                                                              *
    * Installation of SPSS Statistics 20 + FP1 will give you 4399  *
    * Files and 379 Folders.                                       *
    * Uninstalling will leave behind 2483 Files and 177 Folders.   *
    *                                                              *
    * Uninstalling this product should remove a greater number of  *
    * these files from the host system.                            *
    * Please note that this has also been occurring since SPSS     *
    * Statistics 19 FixPack1.                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * This issue is resolved with IBM SPSS Statistics 21 release.  *
    * Uninstalling will no longer leave files behind.              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM59646

  • Reported component name

    SPSS STATISTICS

  • Reported component ID

    5725A54ST

  • Reported release

    K00

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-03-04

  • Closed date

    2012-08-30

  • Last modified date

    2013-01-29

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

Applicable component levels

  • RL00 PSN

       UP

  • RL00 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
29 January 2013