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bug #62457: octave 7.1.0 configue fails with pcre2

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sat 14 May 2022 07:08:15 AM UTC
Category:  Configuration and Build System Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Works For Me Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Eugene Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  * Closed Release:  * 7.1.0
Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
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Sun 15 May 2022 10:38:49 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Building with PCRE (not PCRE2) works for me.
The potential transition to PCRE2 is already tracked elsewhere.

Closing report.

Markus M├╝tzel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Sat 14 May 2022 11:41:13 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Octave currently uses pcre not pcre2, which I believe is not a dropin replacement.

Bug #61542 has the original request for using pcre2.

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Sat 14 May 2022 07:08:15 AM UTC, original submission:  

checking for pcre.h... no
checking for pcre/pcre.h... no
configure: error: to build Octave, you must have the PCRE library and header files installed

in fact PCRE is now installed as

base) root@euclid:/usr/include# ll pcre*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 46818 Dec  7  2019 pcre2.h
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  6677 Dec  7  2019 pcre2posix.h



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