Complete Sphinx documentation is available on the Sphinx website.
One library we know you will need on Linux before you can install Sphinx is
libexpat. If it is not installed, you will get the warning
checking for libexpat... not found. On Suse the package is called
libexpat-devel, on Ubuntu the package is called
If you run into problems with MariaDB not being detected, use the following options:
--with-mysql compile with MySQL support (default is enabled) --with-mysql-includes path to MySQL header files --with-mysql-libs path to MySQL libraries
The above will tell the
configure script where your MySQL/MariaDB installation is.
After installing Sphinx, you can check that things are working in MariaDB by doing the following:
cd installation-dir/mysql-test ./mysql-test-run --suite=sphinx
If the above test doesn't pass, check the logs in the
'var' directory. If there is a problem with the sphinx installation, the reason can probably be found in the log file at:
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