see the Central Software Installation webpage for info about the set up
Just installed the new release of the XMM-SAS package (17.0.0). As usual, it will not be set as the default software version before some tests. In the meantime, if you want to explore the changes and try it out you just need to append the version name when you load the package, i.e:
source /vol/software/software/astro/xmm/xmmsas-init.csh 17.0.0
depending on you shell settings.
It may happens that other softwares goes in conlict with SAS. Here an example provided by Gerrit of how to solve the problem. If you want to make e.g. gnuplot run together with SAS follow this procedure:
1) Create a directory (e.g. ~/SASHACK) where you put one script for each tool which is not working.
2) Create a file with the same name as your tool (~/SASHACK/gnuplot)
3) content of the file:
task=`echo $0 | sed 's:.*/::'`
exec $task "$@"
4) Make the file executable (chmod uog+rx ~/SASHACK/gnuplot)
5) Either alias to the new file:
alias gnuplot ~/SASHACK/gnuplot
or add the directory to your system PATH variable:
setenv PATH ~/SASHACK:$PATH