Package Details: matlab

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Package Base: matlab
Description: A high-level language for numerical computation and visualization
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: ido
Maintainer: greyltc
Last Packager: greyltc
Votes: 25
Popularity: 1.07
First Submitted: 2015-08-15 09:33
Last Updated: 2020-02-14 00:00

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bbaserdem commented on 2020-05-13 13:16

@greyltc if you make me a comaintainer or deliver the package to me; I can update the pkgbuild to 2020a; I have a good one working linked in my previous post and actively update versions in between releases; and will be doing so until next year for sure.

bbaserdem commented on 2020-04-07 20:31

If anyone is interested with a working PKGBUILD; I edited my private one to work with 2020a;

I tried matching the dependency list with all the packages in the dockerfile. Most of the debian packages are in the arch repos; or at least AUR, but the versions referanced on the dockerfile are older than arch versions. A lot of these dependencies are probably not needed; but I don't want to test what works and what breaks one-by-one.

Still I can install just fine. Do note that matlab installer does need libselinux to run; and is needed to generate the tar.

auricom commented on 2020-03-29 21:25

Echoing what japm48 said, R2020a has a new installer which depends on libselinux to run. The new installer gives you the option to download files without installing which will make using this PKGBUILD slightly easier. Also, I think Mathworks changed some other stuff because, unlike previous versions, once installed I didn't have to change Matlab's glib symlinks to point to system libraries to get the add-ons manager to work.

japm48 commented on 2020-03-27 00:10

While trying to install r2020a I had this error after executing ./install:

terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::runtime_error'
  what():  Unable to launch the MATLABWindow application

I solved this by installing libselinux (in AUR).

For the record: I found the missing dependency by executing ./bin/glnxa64/MATLABWindow.

Besides, it works without gtk2 (perhaps it now depends on gtk3).

medicineman25 commented on 2020-03-04 23:23

Just got this when trying to install

==> Making package: matlab (Thu Mar 5 10:15:31 2020) ==> Retrieving sources... ==> ERROR: matlab.tar was not found in the build directory and is not a URL. Error downloading sources: matlab

Going to go the manual route for now

greyltc commented on 2020-01-28 19:01

@kyak oh cool, thanks. The deps here definitely do need some work!

kyak commented on 2020-01-28 18:31

@greyltc thanks for the effort!

I'd like to point you to the now official Dockerfile from MathWorks themselves: and

It can be useful for us to get all the dependencies correctly.

greyltc commented on 2020-01-28 17:34

I've just fixed a number of bugs in the PKGBUILD, so as of today with r2019b update 3, I can verify that it's up to date and working. Apologies I don't get around to updating this too often. I don't reinstall MATLAB so frequently to keep up with all the releases. If you'd like to help maintain it, let me know and I can add you as a co-maintainer. The install instructions in the wiki look mostly okay (though I haven't followed them to check that), but hopefully you should just be able to get by with reading my notes in the PKGBUILD its self.

ragouel commented on 2019-11-20 11:49

Matlab won't install, what am I doing wrong ?

Error: This folder name is invalid. Folder names can contain alphanumeric characters and '-', '_', '.', or '/' only. The destination folder cannot be named "private".

Det commented on 2019-10-21 12:08

Update, please?