Package Details: matlab

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Package Base: matlab
Description: A high-level language for numerical computation and visualization
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: ido
Maintainer: greyltc (hottea)
Last Packager: hottea
Votes: 22
Popularity: 1.773564
First Submitted: 2015-08-15 09:33
Last Updated: 2019-05-03 02:21

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daniel_shub commented on 2015-10-22 22:31

I have rewritten the PKGBUILD such that it now only supports the most recent version of MATLAB. I have also created version specific packages back to r2010b ( If you want to install an older version, use one of the version specific packages. This change makes the PKGBUILD must easier to maintain and understand.

nivata commented on 2015-10-05 14:07

@daniel_shub When I run the command you gave it outputs 'false'. And I have Matlab 2015a installed using a modified version of this PKGBUILD:

Not sure how this helps though?

ido commented on 2015-09-25 21:44

@daniel_shub That's a great idea. I'd suggest using split packages and meta packages for this. For example, we can have the base package in the split package named "matlab" be a meta package for the latest version, and have it be a split package that generates all the matlab-r$versions ones... Shoot me an email and we can figure out if it's easier to do this via github PRs or comaintainership?

daniel_shub commented on 2015-09-25 21:42

I have been unable to get hardware based opengl working since r2014b and the switch to HG2. This has slowed me down from updated the PKGBUILD. I have tried it on different hardware, so I think it is either a missing package or a configuration issue. Can anyone get

$ matlab -nodesktop -nosplash -r "opengl info; exit" | grep Software

to output false with r2014b or newer?

daniel_shub commented on 2015-09-25 21:37

@ido I am happy to help out again. I never really intended to let it slip as bad as I did. I have never really been happy with the PKGBUILD and it is not the one I use. I think I tried to make it do too much in an attempt to avoid making multiple packages. I propose we simplify the PKGBUILD to only handle the current release and then create packages like matlab-r2015b, matlab-r2015a, ... matlab-r2010b for people who want older versions. This is in fact how I actually manage my installations of MATLAB so it would be simpler for me.

daniel_shub commented on 2015-09-25 21:33

@SibrenVasse I can build an uncompressed package with only a base MATLAB installation in about 10 minutes on my laptop. Adding toolboxes adds time. It takes me a couple of hours to build and compress the package with all the MATLAB toolboxes. The final package can be upwards of 5 GB.

daniel_shub commented on 2015-09-25 21:30

@flying-sheep the PKGBUILD explains that you will need both the software (an iso file) and a file installation key (a fik file) to build the package. To run MATLAB you will also need a license file (a lic file). Some people have reported that the license file is also required to create the package for network licenses. Do you have a copy of the software, a file installation key and the license?

lonaowna commented on 2015-09-21 13:37

As mentioned in the previous comment, this package should depend on ncurses5-compat-libs.

Awebb commented on 2015-09-18 11:47

There is a discussion on the bbs:

It is possible, that even the old Matlab versions will not run anymore, because of a soname bump in ncurses.

SibrenVasse commented on 2015-09-10 12:38

I tested the pkgbuild against R2015b and it installs fine. (git patch -
However, while building the package it takes a very, very long time 'Removing static library files'. Am I doing something wrong? (