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Error installing third party package Arduino software: Invalid zip file

Asked by Hanin
on 13 Mar 2014
Latest activity Commented on by Ahmed Kasban on 10 Nov 2018 at 21:39
I have the 2013a version of matlab and been trying to install the simulink support package for arduino hardware, but I keep getting the following error:
"Error installing third party package Arduino software: Invalid zip file "C:\MATLAB\SupportPackages\R2013a\downloads\arduino-1.0-windows.zip"."
and then the installation stops.
N.B.: I using windows 8.

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yah, i also suffering the same problem. somebody please give some solution for this.
found this error as i try to install without internet
Guys this error is not yet resolved? I am suffering from the same problem

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Answer by Shaima Al Hebsi on 7 Jan 2017
Edited by Shaima Al Hebsi on 7 Jan 2017
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The way which has worked for me:
- Install the Hardware support from the Add-ons button in Matlab and wait for the error. Once you get the error cancel and exit the installation.
- Get Arduino 1.0 (the only version which made it work) from http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/OldSoftwareReleases when you download it you will get it as a zip file having the same name which was shown in the error message arduino-1.0-windows.zip
- Now go to the directory shown in the error message: C:\MATLAB\SupportPackages\R2013a\downloads\arduino-1.0-windows.zip
and replace the existing corrupted arduino-1.0-windows.zip with the new one downloaded recently
- Disconnect internet connection and again go to Matlab add-ons and try again to install arduino hardware support package It should work this time.

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Thanks a lot very useful ..its help and completely solve the problem...thanks in advance

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Answer by Michal Swoboda on 25 Jun 2015

Hanin
I had the same problem. Here is what is going on and how to solve it:
Problem:
Solution:
  • Rerun the Arduino hardware package installer through MATLAB use the Install from Internet to make sure all the files are downloaded. Wait for it to give you the error and close the dialog window.
  • Download a fresh version of Arduino software from: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/OldSoftwareReleases
  • Extract the downloaded Arduino software to get the "Arduino" application
  • Right Click on the application and press Compress "Arduino". When the compression is finished change the name of the archive to arduino-1.5.6-r2-macosx.
  • Now go to MATLAB>SupportPackages>R2015a(or w/e version of MATLAB you are using)>downloads>arduinoio_download.Delete the old arduino-1.5.6-r2-macosx.zip and replace it with the archive you made.
  • Go to MATLAB. Click on Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages. Select the "Install from folder option". Select the arduinoio_download folder
  • Click next and the installation should go through.
This worked for me. Hope it helps.
-Michal Swoboda

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From the looks of his zip file name, "C:\MATLAB\SupportPackages\R2013a\downloads\arduino-1.0-windows.zip", it appears Hanin and Gary have Windows, not an iMac with OSX. Not sure what Izwa has.

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Answer by vipin joseph on 8 Mar 2017
Edited by Walter Roberson
on 8 Mar 2017

This is the solution
  1. download a new arduino IDE from http://downloads.arduino.cc/arduino-1.0-windows.zip
  2. open C:\MATLAB\SupportPackages\R2013a\downloads
  3. replace existing arduino-1.0-windows.zip with new one
  4. exit matlab
  5. open matlab and choose install from folder
  6. select folder location C:\MATLAB\SupportPackages\R2013a\downloads

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Error installing third party package Arduino software: Unable to write file "C:\MATLAB\SupportPackages\R2013a\arduino-1.0\hardware\tools\avr\share\redhat\gui\bindings.tcl". The entry may be password-protected or encrypted.
Worked!!! It's just to replace the arduino-1.0-windows.zip with the new one.

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Answer by Muhammad Usman Khan on 28 Feb 2018

I tried almost all methods on MATLAB R2013a shown above. But I get the following error when I copy the downloaded zip into the directory and install from it "A dependent support package - Arduino Uno is missing. Please make sure the folder includes all the required files for Arduino support package." Please, someone, help me I'm fed up more.

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same problem for me also i think better we go to next version of matlab

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Answer by Image Analyst
on 13 Mar 2014

Sounds like a zip problem, not a MATLAB problem. Contact the "third party" for a new zip file.

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I believe is a MATLAB problem as the source MATLAB downloads and installs is not a valid source. I can download the ardueno code directly and install it independent of MATLAB. But will this work in concert with MATLAB as a valid hardware target?

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Answer by Izwa
on 9 Jun 2014

same problem. do you have any solution?

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Answer by Liang Xuan on 24 Jun 2015

Please download the 1.5.6-r2 BETA Windows zip file through the following link,
then copy the zip file into your Matlab support packages folder.
Done

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I downloaded it and the zip file opened fine. What indicates to you that the files in the zip archive are corrupted?
Just to add to Liang Xuan's answer (which I found to be only part of the solution), once you've copied the zip file into the Matlab support packages folder as he suggested, you should then install the add-on by clicking Add-Ons/Get Hardware Support Packages then Install from folder. Navigate to the folder with the zip file and install the package from there. Worked for me.
I found if I tried to download from the web, via Matlab, then Matlab would try to install from a corrupt zip file. Basically, to get round the problem you have to download the zip file yourself from the Arduino website, copy it to the folder, then install the package from that folder.

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Answer by joel oguntoye on 13 Oct 2015

Someone help please When I select install from folder after putting the zip file in the >supportpackages>r2015/downloads folder I still get an error message saying ..."folder does not contain valid installation file"

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Contact the Mathworks, not us, for all installation issues. It's free, and they know more and can do more than us.
I agree with Image Analyst that MathWorks Technical Support will do a better job with installation issues than any one of us here can.

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Answer by kami khosr on 20 Nov 2016

might be a bit late , but this method worked for me. I just followed jonathan's answer on xuan comment except that I had to turn off internet. It seems like even if you choose the folder (rather than from internet), MATLAB tries to download the currupted file. hope this helps.
cheers

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Answer by kheinkorioo warr on 2 May 2017

thank and it work successfully

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