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How to override an old sqlite3 module with pysqlite3 in django
# first: pip install pysqlite3-binary
# then in
# these three lines swap the stdlib sqlite3 lib with the pysqlite3 package
import sys
sys.modules['sqlite3'] = sys.modules.pop('pysqlite3')
'default': {
'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.sqlite3',
'NAME': os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'db.sqlite3'),
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What do we have to do, if we are deploying on streamlit?

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I found that on your local, just delete your virtual environment, recreate it with python 3.10, run pip install -r requirements.txt and you'll be good.

I tried this couple of months ago and worked, however now it doesn't. the issue is that I'm not even able to install the dependency:

pip install pysqlite3-binary  

ERROR: Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement pysqlite3-binary (from versions: none)
ERROR: No matching distribution found for pysqlite3-binary

I saw the packages are still with the same name on pypi and they were not removed, but not sure what changed and does not work now.
Any ideas?

It also happened to me, until I realized it only works on Linux.

See Chroma's documentation

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Persistent Issue: Unsupported version of sqlite3. Chroma requires sqlite3 >= 3.35.0
What is the solution if we are deploying streamlit App.
Our Streamlit App is working fine on local but after Deployment on Streamlit Cloud the issue occurred

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xke commented Jun 10, 2024

Hey, so I was able to bypass this issue by just adding pysqlite3-binary to requirements.txt

Did not have to add any versioning, or other code.

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This was helpful, worked for me as well !

I was getting following error while trying to run chromadb example code using my python3.10.8 venv3.10: File "~/venv3.10/lib/python3.10/site-packages/chromadb/", line 36, in <module> raise RuntimeError( RuntimeError: Your system has an unsupported version of sqlite3. Chroma requires sqlite3 >= 3.35.0.

I executed following steps to resolve this error:

  1. Inside my python3.10.8's virtual environment i.e. venv3.10, installed pysqlite3-binary using command: pip install pysqlite3-binary
  2. Added these 3 lines in venv3.10/lib/python3.10/site-packages/chromadb/ at the beginning:
import sys
sys.modules['sqlite3'] = sys.modules.pop('pysqlite3')

And my code worked like a charm!

Thank you so much, this worked

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How to manage updating ~/venv3.10/lib/python3.10/site-packages/chromadb/ in server running with docker?

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