Hi!  Thanks for your help.  Here is the permission info.  Seems normal to me/  sqlite.so exists in the library path.  Note that sqlite is both an application and a library, if I am not mistaken.

Mike J.

$ ls -l _*
-rwxr-xr-x   1 mike     users      968855 Mar  2 02:44 _sqlite.so
$ pwd
/boot/home/config/lib/ruby/1.6/i586-beos
$

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$ echo $LIBRARY_PATH
%A/lib:/boot/home/config/lib:/boot/beos/system/lib

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$ find /boot/home/config/*/*sqlite*
/boot/home/config/bin/sqlite
/boot/home/config/include/sqlite.h
/boot/home/config/lib/libsqlite.a
/boot/home/config/lib/libsqlite.la
/boot/home/config/lib/sqlite