How To Install debian-matlab-mexhelper on Ubuntu 21.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install debian-matlab-mexhelper on Ubuntu 21.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update debian-matlab-mexhelper.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install matlab-support

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is debian-matlab-mexhelper and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 21.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 21.04 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install debian-matlab-mexhelper on Ubuntu 21.04. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install debian-matlab-mexhelper using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install debian-matlab-mexhelper using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install matlab-support

Install debian-matlab-mexhelper using apt

Because debian-matlab-mexhelper is available in Ubuntu 21.04’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install debian-matlab-mexhelper using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install matlab-support

Install debian-matlab-mexhelper using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu 21.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install debian-matlab-mexhelper by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install matlab-support

How to upgrade (update) a single package debian-matlab-mexhelper using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the debian-matlab-mexhelper, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install matlab-support

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall debian-matlab-mexhelper from Ubuntu 21.04

To uninstall only the debian-matlab-mexhelper package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove matlab-support

Uninstall debian-matlab-mexhelper and all its dependencies

To uninstall debian-matlab-mexhelper and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 21.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove matlab-support

Remove debian-matlab-mexhelper with all configurations and data

To remove debian-matlab-mexhelper configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge matlab-support

Remove debian-matlab-mexhelper completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to debian-matlab-mexhelper package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge matlab-support

Extra info and code examples

This package does not provide MATLAB. Instead, it configures an existing MATLAB installation to integrate more comfortably in a Debian installation. Currently it provides /usr/bin/matlab through the alternatives system, offers to work around incompatibilities between the libraries bundled with MATLAB and system libraries, and provides a helper utility meant to be used by other packages to compile MEX extensions. Install this if you would like your MATLAB installation to behave more like an ordinary Debian package. Other packages may depend on this one if they install MATLAB code, for example in order to compile MEX extensions.

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Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install debian-matlab-mexhelper using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the debian-matlab-mexhelper from Ubuntu 21.04.

See also:

How To Install debian-matlab-mexhelper on Kali Linux

How To Install debian-matlab-mexhelper on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install debian-matlab-mexhelper on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install debian-matlab-mexhelper on CentOS 8

How To Install debian-matlab-mexhelper on Fedora 34

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