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Re: getting started with Swish-E

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Mon Jul 22 2002 - 17:47:15 GMT
On Mon, 22 Jul 2002 wrote:

> Hi Group,
> I have three questions regarding Swish-E,
> 1) I wish to download 2.0.5 of Swish-E for use on a UNIX server, but
> am not sure which one to download from :

> swish-e-2.0.5.tar.gz

That would be the best guess.  But I'd recommend using 2.1-dev if just
starting out.

> 2) Where can I download the C & C++ compilers that I can use to compile Swish-E.

gcc is probably what you want.  But the configure script should figure
that out when it's run.

> 3) Looking at the documentation, the installation looks to be quite
> complicated.  Is it true that once I get Swish-E working I can create
> a Search Engine (i.e. HTML input form) on a HTML page to search
> through directories of HTML pages. ?

Installation should not be hard.  

   ./configure && make install 

would probably install in one line.

Setup to index and search requires a bit more work.  Indexing is not hard,
but what you use on the front-end (such as a web CGI script) will take
more work.  There's an example CGI script in the example directory of the
2.1-dev distribution.

Bill Moseley
Received on Mon Jul 22 17:50:56 2002