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Issues with library(pcre)

The library(pcre) is based on libpcre, providing Perl compatible regular expressions.


The library(pcre) is currently not used by SWI-Prolog's own libraries and consequences are thus limited to not having direct access to regular expressions. This is likely to change over time.


Install the development package for libpcre3. This is available on many platforms.

$ apt-get install libpcre3-dev
Red Hat/Fedora
$ dnf install pcre-devel

After installing the development library, re-install the system