This is a Great plugin in Rails for the search options. This comes with many inbuilt functionalities. There are many tutorials & Videos on how to work this.
But I struggled a lot in Installation.
1. I have installed the Thinking sphinx Plugin, But there was error
srikanth@client30:~/project$ rake thinking_sphinx:index
Sphinx cannot be found on your system. You may need to configure the following
settings in your config/sphinx.yml file:
For more information, read the documentation:
Generating Configuration to /home/srikanth/projects/
Solution : You will have to download and install the sphinx software. Thinking sphinx is only a wrapper around sphinx.
You can get sphinx at http://sphinxsearch.com/
2) After I Install sphinx, when I start it
(in /home/srikanth/projects/my project)
Failed to start searchd daemon. Check /home/srikanth/projects/my project/log/searchd.log.
Failed to start searchd daemon. Check /home/srikanth/projects/my project/log/searchd.log
Solution: you need to configure and start the sphinx daemon
& This should work.. It worked for me when i did
rake thinking_sphinx:start -t
Now everything works fine :):)