The PROBer GitHub repository is here. Source code can also be downloaded from the download page. Currently, PROBer can be built on Linux and Mac. If building on Mac, we suggest using a package manager such as Homebrew to download dependencies. Homebrew is easily installed by copying and pasting the command below at a terminal prompt:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

Other dependencies are either included, or can be installed using package managers.


  • CMake version >= 2.8.12
    • Mac: brew install cmake
    • Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install cmake
    • CentOS: sudo yum install cmake
  • zlib (should be installed on OSX >= 10.9)
    • Mac: Should be installed by default
    • Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev
    • CentOS: sudo yum install zlib-devel


PROBer is hosted on GitHub. The source code can be obtained by cloning the repository as follows:

git clone


Begin by moving to the source directory:

cd PROBer

Make a build directory and move there:

mkdir build

cd build

Run cmake:

  • -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=$HOME which will put PROBer in $HOME/bin as opposed to the default (/usr/local/bin)

cmake ..

Build the code:


The PROBer executable is now located in build/src.

To install PROBer into the cmake install prefix path type:

make install