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Install MATLAB r2010a on Ubuntu 10.04

Here is the step by step how to install MATLAB on Ubuntu

  1. Mount the matlab iso file. Let’s say the matlab installation files are in directory /tmp/mat2010a
  2. First, install using
    $ sudo sh install
    However, you might get the error, which looks like this
    ——————————————————————-    An error status was returned by the program ‘xsetup’,
        the X Window System version of ‘install’. The following
        messages were written to standard error:

            /home/bot/tmp/matu20Xa/update/install/main.sh: 178: /home/bot/tmp/mat2010a/update/bin/glnxa64/xsetup: Permission denied

        Attempt to fix the problem and try again. If X is not available
        or ‘xsetup’ cannot be made to work then try the terminal
        version of ‘install’ using the command:

                install* -t    or    INSTALL* -t

    ——————————————————————-
    The problem occurs because of the permission of the file …/xsetup is not set properly. So, the easy way is to go to the directory and change the permission by using the command

    ../glnxa64$ chmod 777 xsetup

    Now, you can go back to the normal installation

  3. Next step, create a root matlab folder, and it is suggested that you create the folder in/usr/local/matlabR2010a

    by using the command line

    sudo mkdir /usr/local/matlabR2010a
  4. The rest is easy..you can do it yourself

Additional reading:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MATLAB/R2010a

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