[Rd] R-devel no longer supports Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (insufficient PCRE version)

Sebastian Meyer Sebastian.Meyer at ifspm.uzh.ch
Fri Nov 20 16:14:05 CET 2015

Since yesterday's r69662, R no longer ./configure[s] on a standard
Ubuntu 14.04.3 installation, which ships with PCRE 8.31

I get:

> checking if PCRE version >= 8.32, < 10.0 and has UTF-8 support... no
> checking whether PCRE support suffices... configure: error: pcre library and headers are required

Are there any workarounds for this except for manually compiling and
installing a more recent version of PCRE from source?



University of Zurich
Sebastian Meyer
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute
(Department of Biostatistics)
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CH-8001 Zürich
Tel: +41 44 63-45485
Fax: +41 44 63-44386
sebastian.meyer at uzh.ch

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