[Rd] pcre problems

robin hankin h@nk|n@rob|n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Feb 25 06:25:03 CET 2019

Hi there, ubuntu 18.04.2, trying to compile R-devel  3.6.0,  svn 76155.

I am having difficulty compiling R. I think I have pcre installed correctly:

OK~/Downloads/R-devel pcretest -C
PCRE version 8.41 2017-07-05
Compiled with
  8-bit support
  UTF-8 support
  No Unicode properties support
  No just-in-time compiler support
  Newline sequence is LF
  \R matches all Unicode newlines
  Internal link size = 2
  POSIX malloc threshold = 10
  Parentheses nest limit = 250
  Default match limit = 10000000
  Default recursion depth limit = 10000000
  Match recursion uses stack

But ./configure gives me this:

checking for pcre.h... yes
checking pcre/pcre.h usability... no
checking pcre/pcre.h presence... no
checking for pcre/pcre.h... no
checking if PCRE version >= 8.20, < 10.0 and has UTF-8 support... no
checking whether PCRE support suffices... configure: error: pcre >=
8.20 library and headers are required

can anyone advise?

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