Simplified MATLAB Install

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=== libXp.so.6 Error when starting MATLAB on a Red Hat / Fedora workstation ===
 
=== libXp.so.6 Error when starting MATLAB on a Red Hat / Fedora workstation ===
 
When executing 'matlab' on a Red Hat / Fedora workstation you may receive the following error:
 
When executing 'matlab' on a Red Hat / Fedora workstation you may receive the following error:
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''''bin/glnxa64/MATLAB: error while loading shared libraries: libXp.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"'''
 
''''bin/glnxa64/MATLAB: error while loading shared libraries: libXp.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"'''
  
 
The solution is to install the libXp package (this will require root privileges)
 
The solution is to install the libXp package (this will require root privileges)
 
  $ sudo yum install libXp
 
  $ sudo yum install libXp

Revision as of 15:29, 24 February 2011

This is a stub. Please see the MATLAB application page for more information and a general overview of MATLAB and its use at UAB.

MATLAB Simplified Install

A quick sketch of the install:

  1. Download and install MATLAB
  2. Add the following content to the network.lic file in the installation
SERVER lmgr.uabgrid.uab.edu 27000
USE_SERVER

On Mac's this file is located in /Applications/MATLAB_R2010a.app/licenses/network.lic

Common Issues

libXp.so.6 Error when starting MATLAB on a Red Hat / Fedora workstation

When executing 'matlab' on a Red Hat / Fedora workstation you may receive the following error:

'bin/glnxa64/MATLAB: error while loading shared libraries: libXp.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

The solution is to install the libXp package (this will require root privileges)

$ sudo yum install libXp
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