django can't find new sqlite version? (SQLite 3.8.3 or later is required (found 3.7.17))

I’ve cloned a django project to a Centos 7 vps and I’m trying to run it now, but I get this error when trying to migrate:

$ python migrate
django.core.exceptions.ImproperlyConfigured: SQLite 3.8.3 or later is required (found 3.7.17).

When I checked the version for sqlite, it was 3.7.17, so I downloaded the newest version from sqlite website and replaced it with the old one, and now when I version it, it gives:

$ sqlite3 --version
3.27.2 2019-02-25 16:06:06 bd49a8271d650fa89e446b42e513b595a717b9212c91dd384aab871fc1d0f6d7

Still when I try to migrate the project, I get the exact same message as before which means the newer version is not found. I’m new to linux and would appreciate any help.


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I had the same issue but didnt want to deviate from installing standard packages so I downgraded the Django version to 2.1

pip3 install --upgrade Django==2.1

…which seems to have worked.


I’m not that much of an expert on using sqlite in Python, but I at least have an idea. Try adding this at the top of

import sqlite3

If that still doesn’t have the latest version, the application you’re running may be built for a newer version of Python.