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Why do I see license manager error -8 when launching MATLAB on Linux when my locale is set to Turkey?

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Why do I see license manager error -8 when launching MATLAB on Linux when my locale is set to Turkey (tr_TR)?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 20 Sep 2017
This behavior is caused by a bug in the MATLAB license management system. On Linux only, when using the Turkish locale (tr_TR), MATLAB will fail to start (with both standalone and served licenses). The error that appears is License Manager Error -8.
A temporary workaround is to change the locale of your computer to English. 
If you still receive this error, or if you do not want your default language to be English, please contact MathWorks Installation Support. 
Mert Sezer
Mert Sezer on 10 Mar 2021
Just had this problem. İs there a fix besides changing my systems default locale. Can I set a locale just for matlab. I' m using ubuntu 20.04 and english locale is installed but it is not the default so if I somehow change matlab config to use the english locale the problem would go away.

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CHAIMAE BARADI on 26 Apr 2021
How to solve these problems:
License checkout failed.
License Manager Error -8
Make sure the HostID of the license file matches this machine, and that the HostID on the SERVER line matches the HostID of the license file.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 26 Apr 2021
This particular error is not fixed by doing that -- this particular error had to do with using locale set to Turkey.
There are other Error -8 causes for which your suggestion is correct.

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