error: unable to read database header. Also: My mails are being held back due to subscription to list not having worked

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error: unable to read database header. Also: My mails are being held back due to subscription to list not having worked

Alexander Gabriel
Hi

*error: unable to read database header*

Sorry for spamming this list but as it is an email list I cannot add to my
original issue as for instance in github.

As mentioned in my previous email I have donwloaded binaries for windows
10, run `.open test` followed by `.dbinfo` and got this error: `unable to
read database header`. There is an old issue from v3.20.1 that reported the
same error which seemed to be a build issue which later was corrected if I
understand correctly:
https://www.mail-archive.com/sqlite-users@.../msg106549.html

I have tried:

   - installing sqlite3 in ubuntu on windows by copying the binaries and
   running `sqlite3` as per your documentation. Result: sqlite3 not installed
   - installing sqlite3 in ubuntu on windows by copying the binaries and
   running `./sqlite3`. Result: `bash: ./sqlite3: cannot execute binary file:
   Exec format error`
   - installing sqlite3 in ubuntu on windows by using `sudo apt-get update`
   then `sudo apt-get install sqlite3`. Result: v2.8.17 installed. I do not
   want to use such an old version
   - installing sqlite3 on macOS  by copying the binaries and running
   `sqlite3` as per your documentation. Result: sqlite3 not installed
   - installing sqlite3 on macOS  by copying the binaries and running
   `./sqlite3`. Works. But same error as in Windows 10 when running `.open
   test` followed by `.dbinfo`: `unable to read database header`

I have also tried to access binaries for older versions like 3.28.0. Maybe
this error does not occur there? After all it did not occur last year when
I worked with v3.27.2. But it seems binaries for older versions do not
exist.

I have also tried a few more things like searching google. Unfortunately it
seems that it is MUCH harder to find help for issues concerning sqlite3
than for any other library I have used so far.

So after a few hours I am left with a db file created that cannot show
.dbinfo and makes me feel real bad. Can I trust it and use it?

*Subscription to List not working*

I posted the following email to [hidden email] (this email was
explicitly shown somewhere on the sqlite.org site):
---------------------------
I signed in to
http://mailinglists.sqlite.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/sqlite-users.
I got the confirmation email for
[hidden email] and confirmed.

But every time I try to log in I get this error:

> *sqlite-users roster authentication failed.*

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 but got this answer:

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This is the mail system at host relay.mailchannels.net.

I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

For further assistance, please send mail to postmaster.

If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
delete your own text from the attached returned message.
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I also sent a first error message to
[hidden email] and got this answer:

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Your mail to 'sqlite-users' with the subject

    error: unable to read database header

Is being held until the list moderator can review it for approval.

The reason it is being held:

    Post by non-member to a members-only list

Either the message will get posted to the list, or you will receive
notification of the moderator's decision.  If you would like to cancel
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It seems that the fact that signing up to the list seems not to work (in my
case?) also may prevent me from mailing to the list :-(

I feel sqlite3 is making it REALLY hard to get a working version of sqlite3
if a published version happens to be faulty.
I realize this is open source and I have no right to complain. But maybe it
could be made easier to report issues in a timely fashion?

Alex
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