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Fedora 30 matlab start issue

Asked by tzycce
on 17 Apr 2019
Latest activity Commented on by Lucas Hermann on 3 May 2019
I'm running Fedora 30 beta and the installation process went smoothly with default settings. However it won't boot and I get the following error:
"MATLAB is selecting SOFTWARE OPENGL rendering.
/usr/local/bin/matlab: line 1233: lsb_release: command not found
/usr/local/MATLAB/R2019a/bin/glnxa64/MATLAB: error while loading shared libraries: libcrypt.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"
Libcrypt.so.1 is part of glibc package which is already installed as glibc-2.29-9.fc30.x86_64.
Why doesn't matlab find this package?

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Answer by Ayan Banerjee on 18 Apr 2019
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Fedora 30 ships with libcrypt version 2. R2019a requires libcrypt version 1. By running dnf provides libcrypt.so.1, we can see that the legacy version 1 is provided by the package libcrypt-compat. You have to just install this package using dnf (dnf install libcrypt-compat).

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For me the package name was libxcrypt-compat, note the x.
That was the package for me, however I still get the same error when trying to open Matlab (even post re-boot). I'm sure re-installing Matlab will fix it, but that seems excessive.
had the same issue, thank you so much!

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