Why do I get the error message that says:" Error installing third party software MinGW 4.9.2 Core: java.util.​zip.ZipExc​eption: archive is not a ZIP archive"

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Whenever I try installing MinGW 4.9.2, I get the error message that says "Error installing third party software MinGW 4.9.2 Core: java.util.zip.ZipException: archive is not a ZIP archive" I want to install MinGW-w64 C/C++ compiler so that I can be able to use/run my generated code since when I type mex -setup, Matlab tells me I need the compiler. I tried doing the installation from TDM-GCC using the Addons Menu. I am using Matlab 2015b.
Note: Someone had similar problem in 2011 and Matlab support team give this answer below which the person accepted as best answer: "This error can occur when there is not enough space in the /tmp directory to contain the product archive during extraction. Increasing the space available within the /tmp directory will resolve this error." If this is the solution, how do I increase space in the /tmp directory? Please help. Thanks.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 14 Nov 2016
and start deleting the files there, if any.
The temp directory is probably on your C drive, so you might need to free up space on your drive. I recently have begun to use the open source project WinDirStat to check where my Windows disk space is used up. I found that a lot of my space was being used up by the Windows Side-By-Side directory; cleaning information for that is at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/commercialize/manufacture/desktop/clean-up-the-winsxs-folder

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chenxi zhao
chenxi zhao on 27 Aug 2017
when I tried to install matlab r2016b in mac, I got the same error message---- archive is not a zip archive. How to solve this problem in mac? thx!

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