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Version: 3140100

SQLite is a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine.

Get the Code

Switch to /usr/local/src and download the source package.

cd /usr/local/src
curl --remote-name http://www.sqlite.org/2016/sqlite-autoconf-VERSION.tar.gz

Extract the archive and move into the folder.

tar -xzvf sqlite-autoconf-VERSION.tar.gz
cd sqlite-autoconf-VERSION

Compile and Install

Configure, compile and install into /usr/local/sqlite-VERSION.

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/sqlite-VERSION
make install

Create a symbolic link that points /usr/local/sqlite to /usr/local/sqlite-VERSION.

ln -s sqlite-VERSION /usr/local/sqlite


Execute the following lines to update your Bash startup script.

echo 'export PATH=/usr/local/sqlite/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bash_profile

Load the new shell configurations.

source ~/.bash_profile

Verify the Installation

Verify that you have successfully installed SQLite.

sqlite3 -version