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- This page is helpful and I used their config and modified it to our needs.
- The Sphinx indexer simply runs on a cron, so that part is simple.
- As far as front end, we are going to look at packaging the above linked MW extension.
- The extension depends on sphinxapi.php, which is in the libsphinxclient package, at /usr/share/doc/libsphinxclient-0.9.9/sphinxapi.php.
- The extension does not seem to work with MW 1.16, but we want to upgrade eventually anyway.
- Sphinx does not crawl, it only indexes databases, which kind of defeats the purpose for us.
- Doesn't have a crawler built in.
- Most stuff is done via Omega, Xapian just backs it.
- Hacky way to crawl sites: Crawl with htdig, convert into a format omega understands and can index.
- htdig is unsupported and OLD.
- htdig seems to segfault on https sites in my testing.
- Omega's default UI is ugly but that is changeable.
- Looks nice. Has a somewhat nice UI, and is customizable.
- Built in crawler, with a default 1000 line (with comments) config file.
- CGI barfs when there are results: bug 19129 and bug 19141 upstream.
- Being able to view results might be important, in a search engine. :)
Others to try
- Apache Lucene (with Apache Nutch to crawl).
- Heavily relies Java so probably out of the question (Lucene is Java, Nutch is a Tomcat servlet. Nuff said.)
- Datapark Search
- Fork of Mnogosearch?
- Written in C.
- Last copyright year on their site is 2003. Is it unmaintained?