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PHP 7.4 configure error: Package requirements (sqlite3 > 3.7.4) were not met

PHP May 18, 2020 Viewed 5K Comments 0


When compiling php-7.4.6 on Linux, run the command ./configure --prefix=/develop/, but the following error occurs.

checking for sqlite3 > 3.7.4... no
configure: error: Package requirements (sqlite3 > 3.7.4) were not met:

Package 'sqlite3', required by 'virtual:world', not found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables SQLITE_CFLAGS
and SQLITE_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.


It requires sqlite-devel package, which can be installed manually or using the command line.

1. Install manually

On the web page, find the sqlite-devel version that matches your operating system, and download and install it.

2. Install using command line

Ubuntu / Debian:

sudo apt-get install libsqlite3-dev

RHEL / CentOS:

sudo yum install sqlite-devel
Updated Jul 01, 2020