I just worked through getting PASW (formerly SPSS) installed on my MacBook, running OS X 10.5
Unfortunately, when I tried installing the software, an InstallAnywhere application would run, then PASW_Statistics_Installer would start and instantly crash.
The system log had some odd error messages:
PASW_Statistics_Installer.app/Contents/Resources/PASW_Statistics_Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/PASW_Statistics_Installerʂ(Cv^X^LecionaTT PASW_Statistics_18: osError = -60031 PASW_Statistics_18[1972:10b] CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary. (repeated several times...) PASW_Statistics_18: Could not find image named 'lock'.
None of this seemed that helpful, so I tried deleting ~/InstallEverywhere and all the plist instances of SPSS I could find in my ~/Library/Preferences and /Library/Preferences
No luck! Fortunately after a little more poking, I arrived at this solution:
1-line instructions: In PASW_Statistics_Installer/info.plist, change the Java/JVMVersion from 1.5+ to just 1.5. Apparently if you have an updated version of Java, something in the new API breaks the installer.
For example of how to do this, watch this video: