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How To Install SQLite on Manjaro

Install SQLite on Manjaro

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install SQLite on Manjaro. Manjaro Linux, known for its Arch Linux base and rolling release model, offers an adaptable platform for users. In the world of data management, SQLite is a powerful, serverless database engine that’s incredibly popular on Linux systems due to its efficiency and simplicity.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of SQLite on a Manjaro Linux.


  • A server or desktop running one of the following operating systems: Manjaro, and other Arch-based distributions.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for SQLite.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install SQLite on Manjaro

Step 1. Before installing any software, it’s a good practice to update your package database to ensure you’re getting the latest versions of packages. Open your terminal and enter:

sudo pacman -Syu
sudo pacman -S base-devel

Step 2. Installing SQLite on Manjaro.

  • Installation via Manjaro’s Package Manager (Pacman)

Install SQLite by running the following command:

sudo pacman -S sqlite

Pacman will display the list of packages to be installed and ask for your confirmation. Type ‘Y‘ and press ‘Enter‘ to proceed.

  • Installation via AUR (Arch User Repository)

AUR is a valuable resource for accessing a wide range of software. However, it requires an AUR helper to simplify the installation process. To install Yay, open your terminal and run:

sudo pacman -S yay

Yay provides an easy way to install software from AUR, and it handles dependencies efficiently.

Now that Yay is installed, you can use it to install SQLite. Run the following command:

yay -S sqlite

Verify that SQLite is installed by running the following command:


Step 3. Creating a Sample Database.

Let’s create a simple SQLite database as a test. Type the following commands within the SQLite prompt:

INSERT INTO students (name, age) VALUES ('Meilana Maria', 25);
INSERT INTO students (name, age) VALUES ('Ranty Ratna', 22);

You’ve just created a ‘students’ table and inserted two rows of data.

Step 4. Basic SQLite Commands and Operations.

SQLite offers a rich set of SQL commands for data management. Here are some fundamental operations to get you started:

  • Select Data: Retrieve data from a table using the SELECT statement.
SELECT * FROM students;
  • Update Data: Modify existing data with the UPDATE statement.
UPDATE students SET age = 26 WHERE name = 'Meilana Maria';
  • Delete Data: Remove data using the DELETE statement.
DELETE FROM students WHERE name = 'Ranty Ratna';
  • Exit SQLite: When you’re done, type .exit or press Ctrl+D to exit the SQLite prompt.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed SQLite. Thanks for using this tutorial to install the latest version of SQLite on the Manjaro system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official SQLite website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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