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Why do I receive the installation error "archive is not a ZIP archive"?

During MATLAB installation I receive an error message stating that one or more MATLAB or toolbox product archives are not zip archives.


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Answer by MathWorks Support Team on 14 Oct 2016
Edited by MathWorks Support Team on 14 Oct 2016
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This error message indicates that the MATLAB installer was unable to extract the listed product archives. This is often due to an incomplete or corrupted download. Please re-download the listed installation archives and reattempt the installation.
If installation is still unsuccessful, compare the md5 has of the downloaded archive to the published md5 hashes at the manual download page. Comparing the md5 hash will help verify that the download was successful.
If the md5 hash of the downloaded files matches the published values, try clearing your temp folders (%TEMP%, %TMP%, or /tmp) prior to reattempting the installation.
This error can also 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.


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Answer by Edvard Rejthar on 24 Feb 2015

I had the same issue even though I had enough of space and md5 checksum alright. I was trying to install Matlab from iso through Archive Mounter. Disk Image Mounter worked for me. Try different mounter.
Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit


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