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bug #51011: package update/install warnings & messages on windows (dicom, geometry, symbolic)

Submitted by:  Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
Submitted on:  Fri 12 May 2017 04:24:55 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Other
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Nicholas Jankowski Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.2.1 Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Thu 29 Jun 2017 11:47:33 AM UTC, comment #6:

To me as well, so closing as fixed

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Fri 19 May 2017 05:02:45 AM UTC, comment #5:

So is everything in this report resolved now? Seems that way to me.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Tue 16 May 2017 05:35:46 PM UTC, comment #4:

I pushed some changes to dicom that uses SED instead of grep -P, and typecasts to octave_idx_type where required for dim_vector


John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Tue 16 May 2017 04:46:07 PM UTC, comment #3:

The output in the original comment, may also be a little miss leading - with the dicom package already updated, I get the following output:

So I think there is only one warning coming from dicom.

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Fri 12 May 2017 09:27:17 PM UTC, comment #2:

I was able to confirm and diagnose the geometry package problem, reported already as bug #51017.

Feel free to retitle this to apply to just the dicom package build warnings, the other issues are all being tracked separately now.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Fri 12 May 2017 06:22:30 PM UTC, comment #1:

It would be much better to report distinct bugs to each package, since packages are maintained and released independently.

I'd recommend turning this bug report into fixing warnings in the dicom package.

The message "skipping line" when installing the geometry package comes from Octave, it means that there is an error with the DESCRIPTION file in the geometry package. You could report that as a separate bug.

As to the symbolic package, can you confirm that the package installs successfully despite the error messages? See bug #49839 for that one already being investigated. There seems to be agreement there that the package does install fine, but the error messages are many and are distracting, and that needs to be fixed in the Octave distribution for Windows itself.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Fri 12 May 2017 04:24:55 PM UTC, original submission:

OS: Windows 7
Octave: 4.2.1 64-bit, zip install package

call this report a 'package installation echo cleanup' a low priority wishlist item:

I've noticed on a number of packages that numerous messages and warnings may be printed that can be quite disconcerting to a new user. Especially because many will run a pkg update right after a fresh install. Especially because us Windows users tend to be most intimidate by such things.

Here's the output I got from a pkg update on a fresh install, the first set appears to come from the dicom-0.2.0 package, the 'skipping lines' from geometry-3.0.0.:

Also just manually installed the symbolic-win-py-bundle-2.5.0.zip which we often refer to windows users, and it produced:

Maybe those are just related to the utf-8 display bug?

Apologies for being lazy and not making these separate reports. copying package maintainers.

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>


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