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Amanda Smith
Amanda Smith
3,079 Points

Cannot load sqlite3/sqlite3_native during ruby install


I am watching the Installing Ruby on Windows video, and I did fine with the install up until I created the 'testapp'. When I treid to create it with the 'bundle exec rails server' command, I received the error "Cannot load such file -- sqlite3/sqlite3/sqlite3_native <LoadError>.

Would I have configured something wrong to get this error?


Jeff Lemay
Jeff Lemay
14,268 Points

Not sure specifically but it seems odd that you have a "sqlite3" folder inside a "sqlite3" folder.

2 Answers

Amanda Smith
Amanda Smith
3,079 Points

Hi all,

For whatever reason, the problem was fixed by uninstalling Ruby 2.2.2 and installing Ruby 2.0.

Thanks for all of the help!

Thanks for the tip!

It seems that it may be either an issue with your windows $path variable, or an issue with your sqlite3 gemspecs...

These links may help:

  1. cannot load such file — sqlite3/sqlite3_native (LoadError) on ruby on rails
  2. Error “no such file to load” — sqlite3/sqlite3_native (LoadError)