Using LWP software from a non-LWP
Q: I'm not using an LWP, but I want/need software X (e.g. MatLab).
A: Use the LWP.
Some software that is available on the LWP but not on Linux in general comes from the NFS share /opt/netapps that we offer.
You can mount this share on your own machine (only when connected to the wired network of the university) with these instructions:
Make sure you have the package 'nfs-common' (on Debian and derivatives) installed.
Create the directory '/opt/netapps' on your own PC and put these lines in /etc/fstab:
# LWP netapps lwp16.service.rug.nl:/netapps /opt/netapps nfs4 ro,async,sec=sys,rsize=32768,wsize=32768,noauto,x-systemd.automount,nofail,_netdev 0 0
Then mount it with "sudo mount -a" and add /opt/netapps/bin to your path.
Now you can use the software (type 'matlab' in a shell).
If you want to access the software offline, copy it to your own /opt/netapps instead of mounting. You can also do this for performance reasons (speed), although the gain is often negligible.
Licensed software uses online license management servers. If you take the software outside of the RuG network (e.g. on a laptop), you 'll have to arrange for a personal license. You 've reached the edge of our service.