Matlab on FreeBSD
tim.borgeaud at csc.mrc.ac.uk
Tue Sep 28 12:02:35 BST 2004
dmlb at dmlb.org wrote:
>>On Tue, 2004-09-28, Timothy Borgeaud wrote:
>>I'd be happy to help figure out how a particular version of Matlab
>>could be made to work on FreeBSD. However it would only be of
>>marginal use to me unless I could always rely on a hassle free install.
>Are you aware that R12 runs fine on FreeBSD (well with a patch to 4.6 that
>eventually made it into the tree last March
>http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=42457)? I haven't tried R13 or
>R14 as yet. I don't remember R12 install being too difficult though.
Yes. Unfortunately there seem to be issues with the install scripts and
the linux compatibility stuff (I'm using linux_base-8-8.0_4 on 5.2.1).
Lots of problems with lines like:
if [ `expr "$lscmd" : '.*->.*'` -ne 0 ]; then
These issues, along with the java compatibility and pty's etc, seem to
make it unlikely
that I could rely on further releases to work. FreeBSD just wouldn't be
a suitable platform if a new release just won't work (within a short
period of time from release).
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