Matlab error in Terminal (Ubuntu 18.04). What do I do?

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Mahmud Khan
Mahmud Khan on 28 Jan 2021
Answered: Shubham Khatri on 3 Feb 2021
Hello,
When I run Matlab from the terminal in Ubuntu, I get this message in the terminal:
Gtk-Message: 12:12:29.347: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"
/usr/local/MATLAB/R2017b/bin/glnxa64/../../sys/os/glnxa64/libstdc++.so.6: version `CXXABI_1.3.9' not found (required by /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libproxy.so.1)
Failed to load module: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gio/modules/libgiolibproxy.so
What is this? How do I fix it?

Answers (1)

Shubham Khatri
Shubham Khatri on 3 Feb 2021
Hello,
This error occurs when the version of Java JRE that ships with MATLAB loads a library outside of MATLAB which in turn is incompatible with the version of libstdc++.so.6 that ships with MATLAB.
To resolve the issue, please navigate to MATLAB R2017b installation location in your system and remove the “libstdc++.so.6” library file shipped with MATLAB R2017b, so that MATLAB will use the system version of that library:
<matlabroot>/sys/os/glnxa64
Note: Here <matlabroot> is the location in your system where MATLAB R2017b is installed.
Eg: ‘/usr/local/MATLAB/R2017B’.
Following are the commands to execute in linux shell to perform the above mentioned operation: (You may need root privilege)
# cd /usr/local/MATLAB/R2017b (or wherever you may have installed MATLAB)
# cd sys/os/glnxa64
# mkdir exclude
# mv libstdc++.so.6* exclude/
# exit
Hope it helps

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