Tuesday, 17th May 2011

MATLAB with Ubuntu 11.04

Under the new Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), when you try and run MATLAB you’ll get the following error

/matlab/bin/util/oscheck.sh: 605: /lib64/libc.so.6: not found

To resolve this problem, go to a terminal window (Alt + F2 from anywhere) and type

For 64 bit:

sudo ln -s /lib64/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc-2.13.so /lib64/libc.so.6


For 32 bit:

sudo ln -s /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc-2.13.so /lib/libc.so.6

This should restore the missing library that was uninstalled during the Ubuntu update process.

This method only works for Ubuntu 11.04. For the newer release of Ubuntu 11.10 you need a slightly different fix, detailed here.

– 17th October 2011

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