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bug #38226: "Bad image" in tsa-4.2.4 Mex files, MinGW+WindowsXP

Submitted by:  Andreas Weber <andy1978>
Submitted on:  Fri 01 Feb 2013 03:44:41 PM UTC  
Category: Octave Forge PackageSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: FixedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Andreas WeberOpen/Closed: Closed
Release: 3.6.2Operating System: Microsoft Windows

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Sat 14 Mar 2015 01:18:17 AM UTC, comment #4:

This seems fixed to me, with the current 4.0.0-rc1 release candidate and the tsa package version 4.2.7.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Sat 02 Feb 2013 05:49:59 PM UTC, comment #3:

It's ok. We need to move the bug reports from that tracker to here but there's little free time.

Could you please give a try to the tsa and nan packages mentioned on the package release tracker https://sourceforge.net/p/octave/package-releases/1 and see if that fixes your issue?

And yes, you shouldn't try to get the help text of covm_mex. Not because that mex files don't have help text but because this function is meant to be private and only used by covm().

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member
Sat 02 Feb 2013 09:07:10 AM UTC, comment #2:

I have to insist that I've only searched for this bug on savannah, not sf. Now I've found your comment
<<Oh, had never before had to use mex files so had to do some googling. I assumed they were just like oct, no idea they couldn't have help text.>>

So my "help covm_mex" doesn't make sense at all?
Regards, Andy

Andreas Weber <andy1978>
Project Member
Fri 01 Feb 2013 10:17:35 PM UTC, comment #1:

I think the problem are some files on the package that are there because of matlab users. This is the same as the bug reported at https://sourceforge.net/p/octave/bugs/141/ where the other problematic files are also listed.

Also, the comment https://sourceforge.net/p/octave/package-releases/1/#f852 on the new version package release.

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member
Fri 01 Feb 2013 03:44:41 PM UTC, original submission:

I've installed Octave-3.6.2-mingw + octaveforge pkgs
from http://sourceforge.net/projects/octave/files/Octave%20Windows%20binaries/Octave%203.6.2%20for%20Windows%20MinGW%20installer/.

When I run "lookfor xyz" (any search term will work) I get a Windows Message box popped up with
Title: octave.exe - Bad Image
MsgText: The application or DLL f:\octave\octave3.6.2_gcc4.6.2\lib\octave\packages\tsa-4.2.4\i686-pc-mingw32-api-v48+\covm_mex.mex is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette."

After clicking OK, the same message for sumskipnan_mex.mex

This can also be triggered with "help covm_mex" in the tsa folder

So I guess there went something wrong when building tsa on MinGW?

Regards, Andy

Andreas Weber <andy1978>
Project Member


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