In this tutorial, we will show you how to install SQLite on openSUSE. SQLite is a powerful, lightweight, and self-contained SQL database engine. It’s a popular choice for embedded database systems due to its simplicity, small size, and full feature set. This article will guide you through the process of installing SQLite on openSUSE, a robust and versatile Linux distribution, using the command line interface (CLI). The CLI is a powerful tool that allows you to perform tasks more efficiently and automate them through scripts.
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 the SQLite database engine on openSUSE.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: openSUSE.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- You will need access to the terminal to execute commands. openSUSE provides the Terminal application for this purpose. It can be found in your Applications menu.
- You’ll need an active internet connection to download SQLite and its dependencies.
- You’ll need administrative (root) access or a user account with sudo privileges.
Install SQLite on openSUSE
Step 1. Before we begin the installation process, it’s important to ensure that your system is up-to-date. You can do this by running the following command in your terminal:
sudo zypper refresh sudo zypper update
Next, check if SQLite is already installed on your system. You can do this by running:
zypper se sqlite
If SQLite is already installed, you’ll see it in the output. If you plan to compile SQLite from source, you’ll need to install the necessary development packages.
Step 2. Installing SQLite on openSUSE.
To install SQLite on openSUSE, we’ll use
zypper, the package manager for openSUSE. Run the following command:
sudo zypper install sqlite3
After the installation is complete, verify it by checking the SQLite version:
Step 3. Basic Commands.
To start SQLite, simply type
sqlite3 in your terminal. If you want to create a new database, use the following command:
SQLite supports basic SQL operations like CREATE, INSERT, and SELECT. Here are some examples:
CREATE TABLE example (id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, name TEXT); INSERT INTO example (name) VALUES ('John Doe'); SELECT * FROM example;
To exit SQLite, use the
.quit command. If you need help with SQLite commands, type
Congratulations! You have successfully installed SQLite. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the SQLite database on your openSUSE system. For additional or useful information, we recommend you check the official SQLite website.