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Old 22nd March 2009
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Default Matlab R2008b via linuxulator in FreeBSD, Installation Troubles

I'm trying to install the Linux version of Matlab R2008b on FreeBSD via linuxulator. However, I've run into some trouble:

Code:
ninjasb /cdrom [15] sudo /compat/linux/bin/sh install                                    
expr: illegal option -- r
usage: expr [-e] expression
install: line 197: [: -ne: unary operator expected

Error: Your computer processor is missing the SSE2 instructions that
       are required for MATLAB to run correctly.
       For system requirements consult http://www.mathworks.com ...

ninjasb /cdrom [16]
How can I solve this? Something tells me that the cpuinfo implementation in linprocfs.c might be at the root of all this because it might be outdated.
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Make sure you use 32 bit version on Matlab on 32 bit bersion of FreeBSD.
I would assume that you followed instructions from the handbook but unfortunately
they are getting obsolete.

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/...mu-matlab.html


Do you use fc4 or higher versions of Linuxinator?
Try to see if the following will help

Code:
mount -t linprocfs linproc /usr/compat/linux/proc
I have not used FreeBSD for almost two years now but that is one of the thing
that actually might not even work on newer versions of FreeBSD.
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Basically any semi-decent CPU since the Pentium 4 or AMD K8's (e.g. Athlon 64s) should support SSE2. Taking a casual look around, it looks like linprocfs is probably not exporting that flag to cpuinfo as you seem to expect; but then again my system /is/ out dated.



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