For as long as I’ve had linux, my MATLAB spits out the following “not found” error on startup:

.../MATLAB/bin/util/ 605: /lib/ not found

However it is clear that I have the library:


The answer is to create a symbolic link from this library to your machine’s standard lib folder, as follows:

ln -s /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /lib/

…and you will never see the not found error again!

Suggested Citation:
Sochat, Vanessa. "MATLAB not found error Fix." @vsoch (blog), 25 Mar 2012, (accessed 04 Feb 24).