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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #56454] [octave forge] (io) xlswrite creates i

From: Georg Wiora
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #56454] [octave forge] (io) xlswrite creates invalid file when GUI is disabled or not available
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 08:55:06 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #10, bug #56454 (project octave):

Tanks John! I tried the patched version of octave.bat, without success.
I thought I may have some kind of software installed or in my path that
conflicts with octave.

To verify this I opened a new shell and defined a very clean path variable:


The I ran the original and the patched version of octave.bat with the same

c:> octave.bat --no-gui
GNU Octave, version 5.1.0
Octave was configured for "x86_64-w64-mingw32".

octave:1> pkg load io
octave:2> xlswrite('test-cli.xlsx',{1;2;3;4},'abc','a1:a4','OCT')
Checking requested interface(s):
OCT*; (* = default interface)
Der Befehl "unzip" ist entweder falsch geschrieben oder
konnte nicht gefunden werden. (English: Command "unzip" could not be found)
file test-cli.xlsx couldn't be unpacked. Is it the proper file format?
warning: UnZip failed with error 1
error: warning: STATE structure must have fields 'identifier' and 'state'
error: called from
    __OCT_spsh_open__ at line 72 column 7
    xlsopen at line 316 column 35
    xlswrite at line 205 column 9

To my understanding this should not happen, because octave.bat should have set
up all paths correctly.

Am I doing anything wrong or is the problem in the configuration of


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