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01 May 2010, 09:20

1. Make cp statements easier
To make it more easy for the novice user (which should not install sphinx anyway), have
1. simple pwd statements and name these as colored pwd_1.
2. Most idiot proof is having the sphinx vbulletin product display you the actual forum directory with the /packages/... (think that's possible with PHP, isn't it?) as pwd2
3. So you can write cp pwd_1 (what you got from pwd statement) pwd_2 (what you got from vbulletin>admincp)

2. Remove possible pound signs (# characters) from vbulletin database password and modify forum_root/includes/config.php
# characters do not work in this implementation. Coffee told me about that here (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=2029953&postcount=4).


8. make install
=> not obvious clear that you have to run this as 7. 9. are for some cases only. Put 7. and 9. in 6. and 8. as "PROBLEM HERE: DO THIS" Then, you only have 7 steps.

Configure for vBulletin

5. Upload vbulletin-sphinx.php to /usr/local/sphinx/etc alongside the default sphinx.conf (May be named sphinx.conf.dist) file.
=> make cp statement with renaming the file some steps before when you were in the sphinx pre-installation directory
=> Move that to INSTALL SPHINX step 4. cd sphinx-0.9.8

16. Isn't there a way to just add the cronjobs to the linux cronjobs table by a command? Then just write these two commands here. Or just tell the novice that */10 is the command for "cronjob every ten minutes" :)