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I was trying to install pcre as it was needed by swig which is needed for installing gem5, anyway I am receiving this error after successful ./configure and make (however it's interesting that previous time I was installing swig it didn't ask for PCRE):

jalal@mona:/research/jalal/gem5-dependencies/pcre$ sudo make install
[sudo] password for jalal: make install-am make[1]: Entering
directory /research/jalal/gem5-dependencies/pcre' make[2]: Entering
/research/jalal/gem5-dependencies/pcre' test -z
"/usr/local/lib" || /bin/mkdir -p "/usr/local/lib" /bin/bash
./libtool --mode=install /usr/bin/install -c libpcre.la
libpcreposix.la libpcrecpp.la '/usr/local/lib' libtool: install:
/usr/bin/install -c .libs/libpcre.so.1.2.1
/usr/local/lib/libpcre.so.1.2.1 libtool: install: (cd /usr/local/lib
&& { ln -s -f libpcre.so.1.2.1 libpcre.so.1 || { rm -f libpcre.so.1
&& ln -s libpcre.so.1.2.1 libpcre.so.1; }; }) libtool: install: (cd
/usr/local/lib && { ln -s -f libpcre.so.1.2.1 libpcre.so || { rm -f
libpcre.so && ln -s libpcre.so.1.2.1 libpcre.so; }; }) libtool:
install: /usr/bin/install -c .libs/libpcre.lai
/usr/local/lib/libpcre.la libtool: install: warning: relinking
libpcreposix.la' libtool: install: (cd
/research/jalal/gem5-dependencies/pcre; /bin/bash
/research/jalal/gem5-dependencies/pcre/libtool --silent --tag CC
--mode=relink gcc -fvisibility=hidden -g -O2 -version-info 0:2:0 -o libpcreposix.la -rpath /usr/local/lib libpcreposix_la-pcreposix.lo
libpcre.la ) mv: cannot move
libpcreposix.so.0.0.2' to
libpcreposix.so.0.0.2U': Permission denied libtool: install: error:
libpcreposix.la' with the above command before installing it
make[2]: * [install-libLTLIBRARIES] Error 1 make[2]: Leaving
directory /research/jalal/gem5-dependencies/pcre' make[1]: ***
[install-am] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory
/research/jalal/gem5-dependencies/pcre' make: *
[install] Error 2

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I had problem installing it from http://www.swig.org/download.html even though I installed PCRE by libpcre3 from the repository so I ended up installing swig by

sudo apt-get install swig

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sudo apt-get install swig > Tab Tab > swig swig2.0 –  Qasim Jun 15 '13 at 0:54
sudo apt-get install libpcre3 libpcre3-dev > cyberciti.biz/faq/debian-ubuntu-linux-install-libpcre3-dev –  Qasim Jun 15 '13 at 0:55

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