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bug #54662: Document that 4.4.1 will not install without error on Windows XP SP3

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 14 Sep 2018 01:06:13 PM UTC  
 
Category:  Octave website Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Need Info Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  John Stensby Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  4.4.1
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Wed 19 Sep 2018 04:22:00 PM UTC, comment #6:

Oh, I remember now that we don't provide octave.exe, but octave-gui.exe could execute in command-line mode as well.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Wed 19 Sep 2018 04:20:36 PM UTC, comment #5:

Did you try running octave-cli.exe or octave.exe?

The octave-cli.exe program is not supposed to be linked with Qt, so I think it could still work if it is the Qt5 libraries that don't work with Windows XP.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Wed 19 Sep 2018 03:59:39 PM UTC, comment #4:

Both the command line and GUI versions of 4.4.1 will not work on 32 bit XP SP#

John <stensby>
Sun 16 Sep 2018 01:11:58 PM UTC, comment #3:

@John: Please use savannah to respond to this bug so that others can follow the conversation.

Octave no longer supports Windows XP since we updated to a newer version of Qt that dropped its support. The error that you are seeing could be due to that change. Please see bug #54199.

We should probably document that on the download page as well.

@John: The CLI version could still be working. But I don't have a Windows XP to test with. Could you please try?

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Sun 16 Sep 2018 01:05:25 PM UTC, comment #2:

John Stensby sent via emails:

On 32 bit XP SP3, version 4.4.1 starts to install. However, the installation process will not complete before the error is displayed. A user form command button must be pressed to get back to the desk top. Then, the same error is displayed each time you try to run Octave.

On the web, I've read posts (which may be incorrect) from people that state RegGetValueW is not a procedure in the XP version of ADVAPI32.dll. But, this is outside of my knowledge base.

I use the installer version of Octave since I do not want to try and build the program from its source.

John

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Apparently, RegGetValueW is not available in the 32 bit version of Windows XP. See the link given below (scroll down to the bottom where "Requirements" are listed.)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/api/winreg/nf-winreg-reggetvaluew

John

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I downloaded the .zip file for 32 bit 4.4.0. After a long unzip process, I ran the .vbs file. At the very beginning, the same error

"RegGetValueW could not be located in the dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll"

occurred.

John

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Fri 14 Sep 2018 02:56:15 PM UTC, comment #1:

Octave itself doesn't call RegGetValue. That error is probably caused by the NSIS installer or another tool we call during installation.

Does the installer start at all? Or do you see this error immediately when starting the installer?

As a workaround, you might try and use the 7z or zip version.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Fri 14 Sep 2018 01:06:13 PM UTC, original submission:

Installation of version 4.4.1 on 32 bit Windows XP SP3 produces the error message:

"The procedure entry point RegGetValueW could not be located in the dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll"

Note that version 4.4.0 installs correctly and operates OK.

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-09-16 mmuetzel CategoryConfiguration and Build System => Octave website
        Summary4.4.1 will not install without error on Windows XP SP3 => Document that 4.4.1 will not install without error on Windows XP SP3
    2018-09-14 mmuetzel StatusNone => Need Info

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