Matlab7 (R14)

Norbert Koch NKoch at
Wed Jun 29 16:26:38 GMT 2005

> I am running FreeBSD 5.3 with linux_base-8 installed.
> I have installed the linux version of Matlab 7 (R14) and now when I start
> matlab 7 I have this warning message:
> /compat/linux/usr/local/Matlab/bin/matlab: line 1: /lib/
> cannot execute binary file
> Any idea what does it mean?
> Matlab start anyway but I cannot make 3D
> surface plots (A simple mesh(zeros(20)) will run forever taking all my
> cpu!!) or even a simple help linspace will freeze matlab?

How did you install it?
May be, Matlab tries to run some executable, which is
not marked as Linux executable. See brandelf(1).
You could try to run Matlab under ktrace(1) and check
for exec system calls.


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