You may get a below error while installing NGINX  with http_stub_status_module  module

# ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/nginx   --with-http_stub_status_module

Error :

checking for PCRE library in /usr/pkg/ ... not found
checking for PCRE library in /opt/local/ ... not found

./configure: error: the HTTP rewrite module requires the PCRE library.
You can either disable the module by using --without-http_rewrite_module
option, or install the PCRE library into the system, or build the PCRE library
statically from the source with nginx by using --with-pcre=<path> option.

Soluton :

The HTTP rewrite module requires the pcre-devel package so install in your system using yum command
# yum install pcre-devel
Dependencies Resolved
 Package                         Arch            Version       Repository        Size
 pcre-devel                     x86_64          7.8-6.el6      base               318 k
Updating for dependencies:
 pcre                           x86_64          7.8-6.el6      base               195 k
Transaction Summary
Install       1 Package(s)
Upgrade       1 Package(s)

Total download size: 513 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/2): pcre-7.8-6.el6.x86_64.rpm                              | 195 kB     00:00
(2/2): pcre-devel-7.8-6.el6.x86_64.rpm                        | 318 kB     00:00
Total                                                499 kB/s | 513 kB     00:01
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Updating       : pcre-7.8-6.el6.x86_64                       1/3
  Installing     : pcre-devel-7.8-6.el6.x86_64                 2/3
  Cleanup        : pcre-7.8-3.1.el6.x86_64                     3/3
  pcre-devel.x86_64 0:7.8-6.el6

Dependency Updated:
  pcre.x86_64 0:7.8-6.el6


 If you are using Ubuntu operating system You need to install pcre3 packages

# apt-get install libpcre3 libpcre3-dev

The library packagesis required for regular expressions for  ngx_http_rewrite_module module.