Sphinx SQL full-text search engine

Sphinx is an SQL full-text search engine. It's often used in Rails projects with plugins such as Thinking Sphinx, Ultrasphinx or acts_as_sphinx.

These plugins need the sphinx binaries to be installed. To simplified installation, we provide pre-built Sphinx packages for Ubuntu Hardy. Just install the package:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install sphinx-search

If you are on Lucid, there appears to be some conflicts. Install this package instead:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install sphinxsearch

And then use your Rails plugin of choice.

If you're not on a Brightbox, you'll need to configure the Brightbox APT repository on your Ubuntu box.

docs/sphinx-search.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/02 01:30 by yuritomanek