Installation Problems with Matlab 2012a on Ubuntu

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John
John on 27 Sep 2012
Commented: mosi on 27 Sep 2014
I'm having trouble installing Matlab on my Ubuntu computer. When I try sudo ./install I get the following error:
Preparing installation files ...
Installing ...
/tmp/mathworks_9977/sys/java/jre/glnxa64/jre/bin/java: error while loading shared libraries: libjli.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Finished
Moving the installation directories around to match that file structure doesn't work because when I run the installer again then number after the mathworks directory changes. For example if I try running sudo ./install again I will get the error:
Preparing installation files ...
Installing ...
/tmp/mathworks_10046/sys/java/jre/glnxa64/jre/bin/java: error while loading shared libraries: libjli.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Finished
Notice that it looks in mathworks_10046 now instead of mathworks_9977. How can I fix this. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit.
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mosi
mosi on 27 Sep 2014
You have some problem with java. Try this one:
copy your Matlab Setup-files in a local drive like '/home/user/Desktop/Matlab':
install oracle-java: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default
then: sudo ./install -javadir /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/

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Thomas
Thomas on 27 Sep 2012
Copy the installation to HDD if you are installing from disk: select custom installation
You will need superuser privileges. The assumption is that MATLAB install files are located at /media/MATHWORKS_R2011a in your filesystem.
Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, Run the MATLAB installer with the following Terminal command:
sudo /media/MATHWORKS_R2011A/install
When prompted to 'Choose installation type' you should select custom. This will allow you to create symbolic links to MATLAB in /usr/local/bin.
For the Java installation errorsome had to make an excutable bit for java file under : MATLAB/sys/java/jre/glnxa64/jre/bin
chmod +x file
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John
John on 27 Sep 2012
I don't get prompted to choose installation type. I don't even get to the splash screen. From the answer below it looks like I can't run the student version on 64 bit linux.

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Daniel Shub
Daniel Shub on 27 Sep 2012
Assuming you are trying to install the student version, then this is a duplicate. The student version of MATLAB only supports 32-bit Linux, installation on 64-bit Linux is not going to be trivial. I would contact TMW for help.
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Daniel Shub
Daniel Shub on 28 Sep 2012
I do not have access to the student version. So I cannot help you anymore than I already have. I would contact TMW for help. Also please consider accepting this answer or at least voting for it.

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