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Fast installing Sphinx SE on Fedora 14 Server

The installation under Virtual Box was quite tricky due to lack of requires disk space but, finally, went on OK.

mkdir mysql-sphinx
cd mysql-sphinx

Get the source of mysql software exactly same as installed on your server, I use sourceforge.net for that. Untar it.
You can also use:

yumdownloader --source mysql
rpm2cpio mysql-XXX.rpm  | cpio -idmv
tar xvfz mysql-XXX.tgz

Get latest sphinx and install it:

sudo yum install mysql-devel
wget //sphinxsearch.com/files/sphinx-2.0.6-release.tar.gz
tar xvfz sphinx-2.0.6-release.tar.gz
cd sphinx-2.0.6-release
./configure --prefix=/usr 
sudo make install

Compile sphinx mysql plugin (watch paths):

cd ../mysql-XXX
cp -Rv ../sphinx-2.0.6-release/mysqlse/ ./storage/sphinx
sh BUILD/autorun.sh; ./configure --prefix=/usr; make

Copy and install:

# MySQL 5.1+
sudo cp -v storage/sphinx/.libs/ha_sphinx.so /usr/lib64/mysql/plugin/
# MySQL 5.5+
sudo cp -v storage/sphinx/ha_sphinx.so /usr/lib64/mysql/plugin/

sudo service mysqld restart
mysql -u root -p -e "INSTALL PLUGIN sphinx SONAME 'ha_sphinx.so';
sudo service mysqld restart


mysql> show engines;
| Engine     | Support | Comment                                                    | Transactions | XA   | Savepoints |
| MRG_MYISAM | YES     | Collection of identical MyISAM tables                      | NO           | NO   | NO         |
| CSV        | YES     | CSV storage engine                                         | NO           | NO   | NO         |
| MyISAM     | DEFAULT | Default engine as of MySQL 3.23 with great performance     | NO           | NO   | NO         |
| InnoDB     | YES     | Supports transactions, row-level locking, and foreign keys | YES          | YES  | YES        |
| SPHINX     | YES     | Sphinx storage engine 2.0.6-release                        | NO           | NO   | NO         |
| MEMORY     | YES     | Hash based, stored in memory, useful for temporary tables  | NO           | NO   | NO         |
6 rows in set (0.00 sec)


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