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am using ubuntu 12.04 and am trying to install pcre however I encountered an error message when I tried to use the command:

sudo make after the ./configure command.

I have this error message

/bin/sed: can't read Files/PCRE/pcre-8.30/libpcre.la: No such file or directory
libtool: link: `Files/PCRE/pcre-8.30/libpcre.la' is not a valid libtool archive
make[1]: *** [libpcreposix.la] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/dimaz/Downloads/Snort Files/PCRE/pcre-8.30'
make: *** [all] Error 2

how can I fix this?

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I am completely new at this, but I had the same error when trying to unpack the tarball for TeX Live on Ubuntu 12.04.

What I did was open the file in the Archive Manager. Then open the file manager in the terminal with this command

xdg-open file

It found the file then.

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