Dangers when sourcing the Matlab runtime environment
When sourcing the Matlab runtime environment (currently
on Atlas) this might interfere when compiling codes or running dynamically linked binaries. Especially,
have caused problems in the past, resulting in spurious segmentation faults when running the codes.
The problem is that
might prefer to use the wrong libraries.
For fully dynamically linked binaries running
against it should reveal the problem. If you don't need matlab, don't
source it. Our suggestion would be to not
source the matlab source file by default.
- 10 Jun 2009
| Title || Possible danger when Matlab's LD_LIBRARY_PATH might interfere with system libraries |
| Description || Matlab's environment variables might set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to use Matlab's (outdated) libraries which might result in segfaults |
| Tags || Matlab, environment, LD_LIBRARY_PATH |
| Category || User |