четверг, мая 15, 2008

Installing Sphinx on Mac OS Leopard

One of my ongoing projects required using Sphinx search engine. While I'm more comfortable with Lucene based solutions (I'm evaluating SOLR currently), I decided to give Sphinx a try.

I have installed Sphinx via MacPorts system and was going to use UltraSphinx Rails plugin. But when I tried to run some test query, it complained, that server version is older than the client version. So, I needed to update Sphinx as UltraSphinx depends on some development release of Sphinx. But when I downloaded sources, configured and issued "make" command, the build failed because there were link problems with iconv library:
Undefined symbols:
  "_iconv_close", referenced from:
      xmlUnknownEncoding(void*, char const*, XML_Encoding*)in libsphinx.a(sphinx.o)
  "_iconv", referenced from:
      xmlUnknownEncoding(void*, char const*, XML_Encoding*)in libsphinx.a(sphinx.o)
  "_iconv_open", referenced from:
      xmlUnknownEncoding(void*, char const*, XML_Encoding*)in libsphinx.a(sphinx.o)
ld: symbol(s) not found


I saw some posts on how to overcome and they suggest downloading and installing iconv library. But I was strongly against doing such things (and also iconv library installed on my system was the latest one), so after some trial-and-error I have figured how to build it: just give standard system's library path precedence:
export LDFLAGS="-L/usr/lib"
./configure
make
sudo make install

Hope this will help somebody.

4 комментария:

Анонимный комментирует...

Indeed, very helpful. Thanks!

Richard комментирует...

Superb! Worked perfectly. Thank you.

Анонимный комментирует...

very helpful. thanks got it working.

araon комментирует...

Thanks for this sharing... web application