bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #47590, Prebuilt packages not working


bug #47590: Prebuilt packages not working

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 01 Apr 2016 05:35:52 AM UTC  
Category:  Configuration and Build System Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Installation Failure
Status:  Works For Me Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Manish Kashyap Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  4.0.1
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Tue 05 Apr 2016 08:20:45 PM UTC, comment #3: 

if you used the zip (or 7zip?) file of the windows version, you need to run:

pkg rebuild

the first time you run Octave so that it can create an internal list of all installed packages.  the .exe installer takes care of this for the user, but the zip version does not.

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
Project Member
Fri 01 Apr 2016 07:12:10 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Manish, please provide more information about what Octave you downloaded, what you tried, what you expected, and what you observed. Did you use the zip or the installer?

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Fri 01 Apr 2016 05:52:23 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Try pkg install and pkg install -forge?

Fri 01 Apr 2016 05:35:52 AM UTC, original submission:  


In the current version (4.0.1), when I downloaded it from OCTAVE - FORGE website, first of all, there was no need for installation, the moment i click on 'octave.vbs' file, OCTAVE started running. Secondly, the prebuilt packages are not running at all.

Please provide a method for this.

Manish Kashyap



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2016-04-19 mtmiller StatusNeed Info => Works For Me
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2016-04-01 mtmiller CategoryNone => Configuration and Build System
        StatusNone => Need Info

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