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Old 10-21-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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Installation of matlab in fedora core 8


I am installing matlab in fedora core 8 and the following error message occurs. Please help

An error status was returned by the program 'xsetup',
the X Window System version of 'install'. The following
messages were written to standard error:

/root/Desktop/Matlab R2010a for Linux and MacOS/update/bin/glnx86/xsetup: error while loading shared libraries: /root/Desktop/Matlab R2010a for Linux and MacOS/update/bin/glnx86/libmwins.so: cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied

Attempt to fix the problem and try again. If X is not available
or 'xsetup' cannot be made to work then try the terminal
version of 'install' using the command:

install* -t or INSTALL* -t
 
Old 10-21-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by anish10 View Post
I am installing matlab in fedora core 8 and the following error message occurs. Please help
Code:
 An error status was returned by the program 'xsetup',
    the X Window System version of 'install'. The following
    messages were written to standard error:

        /root/Desktop/Matlab R2010a for Linux and MacOS/update/bin/glnx86/xsetup: error while loading shared libraries: /root/Desktop/Matlab R2010a for Linux and MacOS/update/bin/glnx86/libmwins.so: cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied

    Attempt to fix the problem and try again. If X is not available
    or 'xsetup' cannot be made to work then try the terminal
    version of 'install' using the command:

            install* -t    or    INSTALL* -t
Well, Fedora 8 is *ANCIENT*...it is not surprising at all that you're getting errors, when the version of Linux you're using has been unpatched/end-of-life, for THREE YEARS now, and it was old before that. Please, get a CURRENT version of Linux (latest Fedora is 17), which will make EVERYTHING easier, and may fix your problem. To put it another way...would you try to install a current piece of software on Windows 95?

Also...it tells you to run the terminal install, and tells you how...did you try that?
 
Old 10-21-2012, 04:10 PM   #3
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Hi, welcome to LQ

Please note that Fedora Core 8 is years old and totally unsupported. Don't expect modern Linux application to work or be compatible. FC8 belong to the same league as Windows 98. If your MathLab is from the same 'era' of Fedora, then it might work anyway with some work, but then again, I strongly discourage you from doing so. Fedora is not a long term distribution. The closest relative is CentOS, where everything is supported for a least 7 years. Fedora is only supported for 18 months.

As for your problem, is the X server installed and running (it should be 'yes')? Have you tried to execute this script as root or as regular user (it should be 'root')?
 
Old 10-22-2012, 09:40 AM   #4
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I know that Fedora 8 is old but I am doing a project on ns-2.27 which works well on this platform.

I dont know how to install the x server. Can you guide me?
 
Old 10-22-2012, 11:03 AM   #5
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I know that Fedora 8 is old but I am doing a project on ns-2.27 which works well on this platform.

I dont know how to install the x server. Can you guide me?
It should already BE installed, and again, we tried to 'guide you' to doing what the error message said, which is installing via terminal with the command it gave you.

Do you have a GUI up now, on the FC8 machine?? If so, X is running. AGAIN, we will point out that new software will probably not work. The installer may very well be checking for a specific version or higher of software, which you will not/can not have. Install a new version of Fedora, and NS2 will install nicely on it as well, so there's no reason to use something so old at all.
 
Old 10-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #6
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it is unlikely that a current Matlab will run on the ANCIENT fedora 8
it is also unlikley that fedora 8 will even install on any NEW hardware
you might have to use an older computer from 2008

HOWEVER the FREE "octave" ( a matlap port / reverse engineering ) IS in the CURRENT fedora 17 repos

but if you also MUST use the even older ns2.2 and NOT the just old 2.34

matlab and Octave (I use Octave a lot ) are " almost " interchangeable

but if YOU MUST ( go against recommendation ) then post a question over at the END OF LIFE section at "fedoraforum"
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=75
BE WARNED it is a ROYAL pain in the "BLEEP" ( the thing you sit on) to install software on a VERY VERY DEAD version of fedora

and on 8 there is a "special EXTRA pain "

the rpm hashes were RE-released do to a server intrusion
the hashes on the install dvd are USELESS
you have to use the rereleased security hashes

Last edited by John VV; 10-22-2012 at 10:48 PM.
 
Old 10-22-2012, 09:39 PM   #7
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Mathlab courses

Wife was stuck using my linux computer and it would not access Mathlab for classes until I tried Archbang. The version of Firefox on Archbang would allow her to perform her homework. Just a heads up.
 
  


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