My software notes

March 19, 2012

install procheck on MacOS 10.6

Filed under: mac,softwares and scripts — kpwu @ 10:50 pm
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Running system: MacOS X 10.6.8

First, followed by instruction of Procheck official site, download all required file. (you need to fax the license agreement first).

I use tar command to uncompress the procheck.tar.gz and aqua3.2.tar.gz.

Secondly, in procheck folder, edit the Makefile and change two lines:

F77 = gfortran # Your FORTRAN compiler
CC = gcc # Your C compiler

I have two F77 compilers, g77 and gfortran in my Mac 10.6.8 X11 environment. g77 was failed to compile the fortran macros but gfortran does very well. The gfortran package can be installed through fink. (similar solution/discussion at CCP4bb forum)

Step 3: After modifying the “Makefile”, simply type “make” at procheck folder and you will see several warnings but the required executable  macros will be generated (e.g. vplot…).

Step 4: copy the cshrc section preloaded in to your .cshrc (or .tcsrch) file, remember to update the absolute path of your procheck (e.g. /User/admin/program/procheck). You have to update the path at “set    prodir” and “setenv   prodir“— two lines.

After updating the C shell environment (source $HOME/.cshrc), I successfully run Procheck analysis at my local iMac! Here are the example figures generated in my test run.



  1. Outstanding post however , I was wanting to know if
    you could write a litte more on this subject?
    I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Kudos!

    Comment by — May 2, 2013 @ 11:35 pm | Reply

  2. Hi,

    thank you for the instructions. Could you please explain what you mean by ‘After modifying the “Makefile”, simply type “make” at procheck folder’. Where am I supposed to type this?


    Comment by CornBlitz — February 12, 2017 @ 6:37 pm | Reply

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