rake db:create failing

Hi everyone,

First of all, I'm running Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

Trying to set up a new SQLite database, but when I run rake db:create,
I get the following huge message:

unable to open database file
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/
sqlite3_adapter.rb:13:in `initialize'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/
sqlite3_adapter.rb:13:in `new'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/
sqlite3_adapter.rb:13:in `sqlite3_connection'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/
abstract/connection_pool.rb:223:in `send'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/
abstract/connection_pool.rb:223:in `new_connection'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/
abstract/connection_pool.rb:245:in `checkout_new_connection'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/
abstract/connection_pool.rb:188:in `checkout'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/
abstract/connection_pool.rb:184:in `loop'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/
abstract/connection_pool.rb:184:in `checkout'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
1.8/monitor.rb:242:in `synchronize'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/
abstract/connection_pool.rb:183:in `checkout'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/
abstract/connection_pool.rb:98:in `connection'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/
abstract/connection_pool.rb:326:in `retrieve_connection'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/
abstract/connection_specification.rb:123:in `retrieve_connection'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.3.5/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/
abstract/connection_specification.rb:115:in `connection'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rails-2.3.5/lib/tasks/databases.rake:43:in
`create_database'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rails-2.3.5/lib/tasks/databases.rake:31
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:617:in `call'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:617:in `execute'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:612:in `each'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:612:in `execute'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:578:in `invoke_with_call_chain'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
1.8/monitor.rb:242:in `synchronize'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:571:in `invoke_with_call_chain'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:564:in `invoke'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:2019:in `invoke_task'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:1997:in `top_level'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:1997:in `each'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:1997:in `top_level'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:2036:in
`standard_exception_handling'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:1991:in `top_level'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:1970:in `run'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:2036:in
`standard_exception_handling'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/lib/rake.rb:1967:in `run'
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/
gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.8.3/bin/rake:31
/usr/bin/rake:19:in `load'
/usr/bin/rake:19
Couldn't create database for {"timeout"=>5000, "adapter"=>"sqlite3",
"database"=>"db/development.sqlite3", "pool"=>5}

"unable to open database file" seems like a strange error message to
me because I'm not opening an existing one, I'm creating a new one.
Any idea what could be going on here or how I can fix it?

Thanks for your help.

Just a guess, could it be a permissions issue? Do you have write
permission in that folder?

Colin

I've had an issue with the sqlite driver. What version are you using?
Looking at the RubyForge site, they've released version 1.3.0 of
sqlite3-ruby on June 6th - upgrading this might help