Question: Error in sabre installation
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7 months ago by
athira112athira0 wrote:


I am working with NGS metagenomic data. DNA isolated from gastric biopsy using the THSTI method, followed by PCR amplification of the V1-5 regions and sequencing using the 454 FLX+ approaches. Contains amplicon reads from all 41 samples. All the 39 samples were sequenced in a single multiplexed run. I need to demultiplex using the sample-specific sequencing barcodes provided in the supplementary table S5 of the following paper (

I try to install sabre demultiplexing tool downloaded from github( Sabre also requires Zlib, which can be obtained at I also download it and install the library after that I get an error during sabre installation.

dcb@dcb-P6-2355IL:~$ cd /home/dcb/Downloads/sabre/sabre-master
dcb@dcb-P6-2355IL:~/Downloads/sabre/sabre-master$ make
gcc -Wall -pedantic -DVERSION=1.00 -O3 -c src/demulti_single.c
src/demulti_single.c:4:10: fatal error: zlib.h: No such file or directory
#include <zlib.h>
compilation terminated.
make: *** [Makefile:19: demulti_single.o] Error 1
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