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RE: pkg install -forge seems broken

From: Siva, Elilini
Subject: RE: pkg install -forge seems broken
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:28:21 +0000

Dear Nick, Philip,


Thanks for your responses, apologies for contacting you directly, I just followed the link from a post.


I tried  the following:


>> pkg install io-2.2.11.tar.gz


warning: (Automatic loading of spreadsheet I/O Java classlibs failed)

For information about changes from previous versions of the io package, run 'news io'.


And on attempting to read an excel file:


>> xlsread test.xlsx

warning: Functions for spreadsheet style I/O (.xls .xlsx .sxc .ods .dbf .wk1

etc.) are provided in the io package. See `'.


Please read `' to learn how you can

contribute missing functionality.


error: 'xlsread' undefined near line 1 column 1



Many thanks for your help.







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-----Original Message-----
From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden On Behalf Of Nicholas Jankowski
Sent: 06 November 2015 17:10
To: Siva, Elilini [ICG-MKTS]
Cc: Octave users list
Subject: Re: pkg install -forge seems broken


On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 12:05 PM, Philip Nienhuis <address@hidden> wrote:

> Please Elini,


> do NOT email directly to developers, use the help-octave mailing list.

> And keep the help-octave mailing list in cc


> Read on...


> Siva, Elilini  wrote:


>> Hi Philip,


>> Firstly, thanks for developing Octave – it’ll be very helpful once

>> I’ve successfully installed it.


>> I have downloaded Octave and the IO package, so that I may use xlsread.

>> On attempting to install, I get the following



> <unreadable screenshot>


> Please copy verbatim from the terminal.


> I could decipher something like

>  "...could not read URL, please verify internet connection"


> Well, that error message is clear enough.

> ==> Did you check your internet connection?



> Philip



Additionally, without knowing the exact problem, if you downloaded the io package you don't need to use the -forge option.  you can just do pkg install <filename> as long as your active directory is the same as where the file is saved. (you can use the file/folder tree to navigate there if you have to)


Nick J.

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