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How to install SQLite on CentOS 9 Stream

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Hello friends. We already know that CentOS 9 Stream is a system desired by many developers to do their work. That’s why today you will learn how to install SQLite on CentOS 9 Stream. The process is simple, but it is always good to read a tutorial.

What is SQLite?

SQLite is a fairly small and generally portable relational database manager. This makes it ideal for many mobile projects or those applications where we can easily move the database around.

SQLite’s code is in the public domain and free for any use, commercial or private. It is currently used in many applications, including some developed as high-level projects.

Unlike client-server database management systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL…), SQLite is not an independent process with which the main program communicates.

Although many people underestimate SQLite’s capabilities, it is powerful, versatile, and fast. Some of its features are.

  • Allows databases up to 2 Terabytes in size.
  • Open-Source.
  • No required server usage.
  • No extra configuration required to start working.

So, in many occasions it is convenient to use SQLite instead of MariaDB or PostgreSQL.

Install SQLite on CentOS 9 Stream

Before we start, we need to update the system completely

sudo dnf update

SQLite is not present in the official CentOS 9 repositories. However, thanks to the EPEL repository, we will be able to get it.

So to enable the EPEL repository, you have to run

sudo dnf install epel-release

With EPEL already in the system, the next step is to install SQLite by running the following command:

sudo dnf install sqlite
1.- Install SQLite on CentOS 9 Stream
1.- Install SQLite on CentOS 9 Stream

If you like, you can verify the installed version

sqlite3 --version

Sample Output:

3.34.1 2021-01-20 14:10:07 10e20c0b43500cfb9bbc0eaa061c57514f715d87238f4d835880cd846b9ealt1

Now you are ready to use SQLite.

First steps with SQLite

The first thing we have to do is to create a new database. Remember that SQLite is a database manager who creates databases as files. So if you want to create one, you only have to run.

sqlite3 [database-name]

For example:

[angelo@unixcop ~]$ sqlite3 first.db
SQLite version 3.34.1 2021-01-20 14:10:07
Enter ".help" for usage hints.
sqlite> 

Then you will start using this database.

Then you can create tables with the CREATE TABLE structure and add data with INSERT.

Conclusion

SQLite is a powerful tool that can be used in portable or mobile applications. This small but powerful manager is one of the most popular and many important projects rely on it.

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