How to run Scilab?

Hi, Scilab 6.1.0 was downloaded from and after extract the files, try to run ./scilab in scilab-6.1.0/bin but show this:

scilab-bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

please help, need for homework.:\

Is libldap-2_4-2 installed?

OK it needs a ld config file in /etc/ called say scilab.conf

Depending on where the extracted tarball is you need to have <full_path_to_scilab>/lib/scilab and <full_path_to_scilab>/lib/thirdpaty

In my example I have scilab in /data/applications so I added a file containing;

cat /etc/


Now once the file is in /etc/ directory run the command ldconfig, you need to be root user to create the file and run the command.

My bad :frowning: DON’T do above… it works fine until a reboot and broke network manager…

Ok, step one ensure libncurses5 is installed. Step two as root user create a softlink to the ldap library (openSUSE uses a _r suffix);

ln -s /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib64/

All should be good then…

I appreciate the attention given to this issue, i’ll try it, many thanks!:o

An older version of scilab won’t be sufficient?

Another way would be to run TW in a virtual machine and install scilab from the same “science” repo.

Don’t forget to submit a request to the bugzilla asking for the latest (6.1.0) version of scilab.