Fedora 30 matlab start issue

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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?

Accepted Answer

Ayan Banerjee
Ayan Banerjee on 18 Apr 2019
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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Lucas Hermann
Lucas Hermann on 3 May 2019
had the same issue, thank you so much!

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Johannes Kalliauer
Johannes Kalliauer on 17 Aug 2020
1) install XFCE4
sudo dnf install libxcrypt-compat libnsl
sudo dnf groupinstall -y "Xfce Desktop"
2)Restart computer
3)Remove libcrypto.so.1.1 (or rename)
cd ~/Downloads/matlab_R2020a_glnxa64/bin/glnxa64
mv libcrypto.so.1.1 libcrypto.so.1.1.old
4)Run the installer (recommend not as sudo, since some licensing depend on login-name)
cd ~/Downloads/matlab_R2020a_glnxa64
./install

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