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Sphinx search is an alternate method to query database content. It's goal is to be fast and light weight.


root # emerge app-misc/sphinx


Copy the well commented configuration file into production location:

root # cp /etc/sphinx/sphinx.conf.dist /etc/sphinx/sphinx.conf

Set the database credentials to query:

   /etc/sphinx/sphinx.conf (sql source code) - Change database to the database sphinx will be searching
sql_host		= localhost
	sql_user		= test
	sql_pass		=
	sql_db			= test
	sql_port		= 3306	# optional, default is 3306

To enable service, and start immediately:

root # rc-update add searchd default && rc