I am trying to install sphinx on windows with mySql support. I am
doing the way told on the sphinx site.
but some how it do not install properly. I am not able to see
sphinx.conf file and sphinx.yml file.
please let me know about SOME THING I m missing.
1)Download .zip file from sphinx site.
2)Extract everything from the .zip file you have downloaded -
sphinx-0.9.8-win32.zip (or sphinx-0.9.8-win32-pgsql.zip if you need
PostgresSQL support as well.)
3)For the remainder of this guide, we will assume that the folders are
unzipped into C:\Sphinx, such that searchd.exe can be found in C:
\Sphinx\bin\searchd.exe. If you decide to use any different location
for the folders or configuration file, please change it accordingly.
4)set the path variable in windows environment for searchd
5)Install the searchd system as a Windows service:
C:\Sphinx> searchd --install --config C:\Sphinx\sphinx.conf –
6)The searchd service will now be listed in the Services panel within
the Management Console, available from Administrative Tools. It will
not have been started, as you will need to configure it and build your
indexes with indexer before starting the service. A guide to do this
can be found under
Now its not installed properly, I am not able to see sphinx.conf and
- Then I installed thinking-sphinx gem and also tried plugin
(Please tell me which one is the best, plug-in or GEM)
- how to uninstall the improperly installed sphinx and again install
Thanks and regards