MacPorts 2.7.0-beta1 sqlite error: attempt to write a readonly database

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Apr 29 22:13:05 UTC 2021

On Apr 29, 2021, at 10:32, Joshua Root wrote:

> It appears that SQLite version 3.35.5 as installed by the sqlite3 port deletes a database's -wal and -shm files at least some of the time when closing. SQLite version 3.28.0 as shipped as /usr/bin/sqlite3 on Catalina does not. The existence of these files is necessary to read a WAL mode database in a directory that you don't have write permission on.

"When the last connection to a database closes, that connection does one last checkpoint and then deletes the WAL and its associated shared-memory file, to clean up the disk."

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