#170 ✓resolved

Installation guide

Reported by Quinn | March 1st, 2011 @ 01:00 PM

I followed the 5 minute rails installation guide and it turned into a 8hr plus struggle. I got it working, but I have a few gotchas you may want to add.

1) make sure you have all jetty packages installed (doesn't come by default on Ubuntu 10.10). Not having these will prevent apache from connecting, and the error is ambiguous.

2) This small error i ran into: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4981297/sunspot-rails-rake-abort...
(if the link doesnt work, its simply replacing the code in sunspot_rails-1.2.0/lib/sunspot/rails/searchable.rb:235 with:

def solr_index(opts={})
  options = {
    :batch_size => 500,
    :batch_commit => true,
    :include => self.sunspot_options[:include],
    :first_id => 0

  if options[:batch_size]
    counter = 1 #Add the variable
    find_in_batches(:include => options[:include], :batch_size => options[:batch_size]) do |records|
      solr_benchmark options[:batch_size], counter do
      Sunspot.commit if options[:batch_commit]
      counter += 1 # Increase the variable
    Sunspot.commit unless options[:batch_commit]
    Sunspot.index!(all(:include => options[:include]))

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