Operating System = CentOS 6

I'm trying to install a package as follows:

rpm -i package_name.rpm

But I get the following error:

error: Failed dependencies:
sqlite >= 3.7.15 is needed by package_name

However, I've already installed the required dependency as follows:

Opened a browser and navigate to https://www.sqlite.org/download.html, downloaded sqlite-autoconf-3240000.tar.gz and extracted the files:


cd sqlite-autoconf-3240000
./configure --prefix = /usr/local
make install

I verify that sqlite3 is working as follows:

[root@MyMachine home]# sqlite3
SQLite version 3.24.0 2018-06-04 19:24:41
Enter ".help" for usage hints.
Connected to a transient in-memory database.
Use ".open FILENAME" to reopen on a persistent database.
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    You source-compiled sqlite3. rpm is looking for the sqlite rpm on which it depends. As it isn't installed, you are getting the error. – Nasir Riley Aug 15 '18 at 16:24
  • @Nasir Riley Thanks for your comment. So basically your saying that the package_name.rpm I am trying to install has a dependency (i.e. sqlite_package_name.rpm) as part of the installation process. And when it cant be found the installer thinks it hasn't already been installed? – MarkMark Aug 16 '18 at 9:08
  • Exactly. Jeff Schaller's answer below gives the exact details. – Nasir Riley Aug 16 '18 at 12:02
  • @Nasir Riley Thank you, I appreciate the help – MarkMark Aug 16 '18 at 15:40

You've installed the program, not the dependency. The package_name RPM specifies a dependency on the sqlite RPM, not the sqlite program.

Either install the sqlite RPM (after removing your manually-installed one) or tell RPM to ignore the dependencies while installing package_name: rpm -i --nodeps package_name.rpm.

  • Thank you, very good explanation. I actually got around the sqlite dependency error by doing an rpm -i older_sqlite_version.rpm and then doing an rpm -U older_sqlite_version.rpm before finally doing an rpm -i package_name.rpm which sorted my issues. I appreciate your help, I have a lot to learn about installing software on Unix like systems. – MarkMark Aug 16 '18 at 15:49

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