Matlab Installation Problems on CentOS 5

One user requested Matlab on a CentOS 5 system. The installation was not as smooth as before. When I popped in the installation disc and ran the installation script on the disc, I got a lot of errors about permission denied. The problem was the disc was mounted by the system using noexec option, therefore I cannot exec any programs on the disc. To fix the problem, I unmounted the disc and mounted the disc manually. Here are the steps (my DVD drive is /dev/hdb).

umount /dev/hdb

mkdir /media/dvd

mount /dev/hdb /media/dvd

The second problem I ran into is is missing. Fortunately, the yum repository has it. A simple yum install fixed it.

yum -y install libXp

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