Ubuntu / Debian Install PCRE Library ( Perl 5 Compatible Regular Expression Library )

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I need to compile few application and I need Perl 5 Compatible Regular Expression Library (PCRE). Under CentOS I can use a package called pcre-devel, but Debian do not have the same. How do I install pcre-devel under Debian / Ubuntu Linux?

Perl-compatible regular expression library. PCRE has its own native API, but a set of “wrapper” functions that are based on the POSIX API are also supplied in the library libpcreposix. Note that this just provides a POSIX calling interface to PCRE: the regular expressions themselves still follow Perl syntax and semantics. The header file for the POSIX-style functions is called pcreposix.h. To install PCRE, type thy following command:
# apt-get update
# apt-get install libpcre3 libpcre3-dev

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  1. Hi, I’ve got a problem to install pcre in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS ‘cuz I’m getting error message that the is not found. Do I need to enable/add some repository ?

    Thanks anyway …

    1. Hi, I’ve got a problem to install pcre in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS ‘cuz I’m getting error message that the package is not found. Do I need to enable/add some repository ?

      Thanks anyway …

  2. I have problem in install pcre. I give command in my terminal it saying,
    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (13: Permission denied)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?.

  3. thank you for solving my problem, i am using Lubuntu12.04 and want to install Nginx, when it appears a problem that says i don’t have a pcre lib.

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