PCRE repo has been remove. Build with PCRE2?

Jay Caines-Gooby jay at gooby.org
Thu Nov 18 09:57:14 UTC 2021

TLDR; Use the exim mirror. Exim was built by Philip Hazel who is also the
author of PCRE, so it's about as official as it could be. Better than a
shady Sourceforge one!


Made a brief issue about this in my build-nginx script:

On Thu, 11 Nov 2021 at 17:05, Zach Mitchell <zlmitche at syr.edu> wrote:

> Hey all,
> Just stumbled upon that https://www.pcre.org/ no longer allows the
> download of PCRE-8.45 via their FTP so I'm at a loss on how to building
> nginx from source. Their site describes that they now have PCRE2 but every
> search I have done on it says that NGINX requires PCRE version 8.X.
> Has someone figured out how to build with PCRE2?
> Is there a better secure mirror for PCRE?
> Thanks,
> Zach Mitchell
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