npm install sqlite3
it is highly probable that you'll get a binary release of the module
instead of getting it built on the fly.
The submodule responsible for it is "node-pre-gyp" which is something
that upstream came up to workaround the difficulty of distributing binary
releases in npm.
It is needless to say that a debian user of npm should never get the binary
release and should always have the module built from source.
(You might say that you're not even supposed to use npm, but that
is not the issue i'm asking about here).
It is possible to tell node-pre-gyp to always build from source, with a
Before doing so i'd like to know if there is any opinion against it.