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Re: warning: package ovtoolbox is empty

From: Mike Miller
Subject: Re: warning: package ovtoolbox is empty
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 12:53:20 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 15:12:25 -0500, Joseph C Slater, PhD, PE wrote:
> Whomever might be able to help:
> I'm trying to move to follow convention and also add easy updating 
> /installation for the Octave version of my (originally Matlab) Engineering 
> Vibration Toolbox. 
> Unfortunately, when I try to perform "pkg install" with either a zip (created 
> by github) or tgz, I get the following:
> octave:17> pkg install
> warning: package ovtoolbox is empty
> While I admit my vast shortcomings as a programmer, I'm pretty sure the 
> package isn't empty. What does this error actually mean?
> The package is nominally the zip file downloaded from 
> Note: This is a branch for the main repository. The main doesn't yet try to 
> be a formal package.

That is the reason for the message. Octave expects a certain directory
structure for packages. When Octave says the package is empty, it means
files were not found in expected subdirectories.

If all you want to do is unzip a bunch of m-files, you probably want to
use the unpack and path functions.


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