Ticket #662 (new defect)
matlab from "MIT Software" does work, but hackishly
|Reported by:||geofft||Owned by:|
|Priority:||low||Milestone:||The Distant Future|
|Cc:||Fixed in version:|
We made the matlab launcher start in a terminal to resolve #541; this ticket is here to track down the real issue. I'm not sure what it is -- there's a claim in the ticket that it's due to $ATHENA_SYS being unset, but a later one that it is in fact set, and another claim that it's due to -desktop being eaten, but the launcher does in fact start the desktop and /proc/$(pgrep MATLAB)/cmdline does not indicate -desktop (it's just 1/afs/.../unwrap /afs/.../MATLAB`).
I wonder if it's relevant that fds 0, 1, and 2 appear(ed) to be closed. MATLAB runs for a while and then terminates.