[Matlab] starting error on Ubuntu – libc.so.6 not found

I had a problem similar to this today, but the posted fix is outdated.

The error I saw was:

mikes@ubuntu12-04:~/matlab $ matlab
/usr/local/bin/matlab: 1: /usr/local/MATLAB/R2012a/bin/util/oscheck.sh: /lib/libc.so.6: not found

This is on a 32-bit installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and the required symlink was:

sudo ln -s /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc-2.15.so /lib/libc.so.6

Matlab now launches without errors.

One thought on “[Matlab] starting error on Ubuntu – libc.so.6 not found

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s