cBench installation

You can install cBench on most platforms using PIP as follows:

pip install cbench

You can also install cBench using a specific Python version (for example, Python 3.6):

python3.6 -m pip install cbench

You may need to add flag “–user” to install the client in the user space:

pip install cbench --user
python3.6 -m pip install cbench --user

You should now be able to run this client using one of the following alternative commands:


python3.6 -m cbench

If the installation is successful, you will see the list of all available commands.


The client requires minimal dependencies: Python 2.7+ or 3.x, PIP and Git.


You need to have the following packages installed (Ubuntu example):

sudo apt-get install python3 python3-pip git wget


brew install python3 python3-pip git wget


Android (Linux host)

These dependencies are needed to cross-compile for Android (tested on Ubuntu 18.04 including Docker and Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux).

 sudo apt update
 sudo apt install git wget libz-dev curl cmake
 sudo apt install gcc g++ autoconf autogen libtool
 sudo apt install android-sdk
 sudo apt install google-android-ndk-installer


We prepared a Docker image with cBench installed: