This error occurs because that comes with Matlab does not define the symbol GLIBCXX_3.4.9. This is however defined in the system library /usr/lib/ All that is needed is to make in $MATLABROOT/sys/os/glnx86/ point to (create a symlink to) this system library. A similar thing has to be done for, when matlab complains about missing GCC_4.2.0 (the system library in this case is in /lib).