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Cannot open Add-On window on Linux

Asked by Pascal Zingg on 28 Oct 2016
Latest activity Commented on by Walter Roberson
on 1 Aug 2018
Hello everybody,
I encounter a strange problem on my Arch Linux (4.8.4-1-ARCH) with MATLAB (R2016b). If I try to open the Add-On explorer, I get the following error:
After a while, I tried to install the Hardware Package for USB webcams, I got a similar error popup:
Are there well-known problems with popups on Linux? "version -java" gives me the following output:
Java 1.7.0_60-b19 with Oracle Corporation Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM mixed mode
Thanks for your help!!


Hey thanks, that gave the error
>> !./MATLABWindow -url= --disable-gpu
./MATLABWindow: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
After installing the libselinux package Add-On Explorer works!
when i run above command it gave error
>> !./MATLABWindow -url= --disable-gpu
./MATLABWindow: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ undefined symbol: g_log_structured_standard

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Answer by Yujin Hu on 30 Nov 2017

Hey, I'm using Arch Linux too. It seems that it might be related to some libs. Arch Linux tends to use the latest libs, while MATLAB tends to use the old ones. It's not easy to deal with such shit. I'm going to install Debian 9 on my server. And if needed, one could just download those add-ons, extract, and copy .m file to somewhere MATLAB could find them, assuming the add-on is just some .m files and .mat file, which is independent with platform.


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