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Re: Unable to install a downloaded zip package in octave

From: Mike Miller
Subject: Re: Unable to install a downloaded zip package in octave
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:08:25 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.3 (2018-01-21)

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 01:23:37 -0700, suneha wrote:
> I am a complete beginner for octave. 
> I have installed octave 4.2.1 in Windows 7.
> I want to install a package(GLCM_Features4) that I have downloaded from this
> link:
> It is a zip file. 
> I tried : >> pkg install GLCM_Features4
> But I got the following error message:
> unpack: FILETYPE must be "gunzip" for a directory
> error: called from
>     unpack at line 122 column 7
>     untar at line 47 column 5
>     install at line 81 column 9
>     pkg at line 394 column 9
> I have tried googling it. I couldn't find an answer anywhere.
> Can anyone help me out here?

The pkg command is only meant to be used with a specific packaging
format defined by the Octave community.

It is not going to work with any arbitrary zip or tar archive that you
try to use it on.

What you probably want to do instead is just unzip the archive and call


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