- 8.0 (Jessie)
- 9.0 (Stretch)
- 10.0 (Buster)
- 14.04 LTS (Trusty)
- 16.04 LTS (Xenial)
- 18.04 LTS (Bionic)
- 20.04 LTS (Focal)
You can install Manticore by adding Manticore's APT repository to your repositories:
wget https://repo.manticoresearch.com/manticore-repo.noarch.deb dpkg -i manticore-repo.noarch.deb apt update
and then install Manticore Search with just
apt install manticore
In case you want to install "Nightly" (development) version:
wget https://repo.manticoresearch.com/manticore-dev-repo.noarch.deb dpkg -i manticore-dev-repo.noarch.deb apt update apt install manticore
You can also download individual .deb files from our site.
Manticore package depends on zlib and ssl libraries, nothing else is strictly required. However if you plan to use indexer to create indexes from external storages you'll need to install appropriate client libraries. To know what exactly libraries
indexer requires run it and look at the top of it's output:
$ sudo -u manticore indexer Manticore 3.5.2 6903305@200722 release Copyright (c) 2001-2016, Andrew Aksyonoff Copyright (c) 2008-2016, Sphinx Technologies Inc (http://sphinxsearch.com) Copyright (c) 2017-2020, Manticore Software LTD (http://manticoresearch.com) Built by gcc/clang v 5.4.0, Built on Linux runner-0277ea0f-project-3858465-concurrent-0 4.19.78-coreos #1 SMP Mon Oct 14 22:56:39 -00 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Configured by CMake with these definitions: -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=RelWithDebInfo -DDISTR_BUILD=xenial -DUSE_SSL=ON -DDL_UNIXODBC=1 -DUNIXODBC_LIB=libodbc.so.2 -DDL_EXPAT=1 -DEXPAT_LIB=libexpat.so.1 -DUSE_LIBICONV=1 -DDL_MYSQL=1 -DMYSQL_LIB=libmysqlclient.so.20 -DDL_PGSQL=1 -DPGSQL_LIB=libpq.so.5 -DLOCALDATADIR=/var/data -DFULL_SHARE_DIR=/usr/share/manticore -DUSE_ICU=1 -DUSE_BISON=ON -DUSE_FLEX=ON -DUSE_SYSLOG=1 -DWITH_EXPAT=1 -DWITH_ICONV=ON -DWITH_MYSQL=1 -DWITH_ODBC=ON -DWITH_PGSQL=1 -DWITH_RE2=1 -DWITH_STEMMER=1 -DWITH_ZLIB=ON -DGALERA_SOVERSION=31 -DSYSCONFDIR=/etc/manticoresearch
Here you can see mentions of libodbc.so.2, libexpat.so.1, libmysqlclient.so.20, and libpq.so.5.
Below is a reference table with list of all the client libraries for different Debian/Ubuntu versions:
To find packages that provide the libraries you can use, for example
apt-file find libmysqlclient.so.20 libmysqlclient20: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libmysqlclient.so.20 libmysqlclient20: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libmysqlclient.so.20.2.0 libmysqlclient20: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libmysqlclient.so.20.3.6
Note that you only need libraries for the types of storages you're going to use. So if you plan to index only from mysql then you might need to install only the MySQL library (in the above case
Finally install the needed packages:
sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient20 libodbc1 libpq5 libexpat1
If you aren't going to use
indexer tool at all, you don't need to find and install any libraries.
To enable CJK tokenization support the official packages contain binaries with embedded ICU library and include ICU data file. They are independent from any ICU runtime library which might be available on your system, and can't be upgraded.
After preparing a configuration file (see Quick start guide), you can start searchd server:
systemctl start manticore
To enable Manticore at boot:
systemctl enable manticore
On MacOS Manticore can be installed in two ways:
Bottles are available for:
- MacOS High Sierra
- MacOS Mojave
- MacOS Catalina
On older versions of MacOS it will attempt to compile from sources automatically.
brew install manticoresearch
For indexing the additional dependencies that can be installed using brew are
Afterwards you can start Manticore as a brew service:
brew services start manticoresearch
The configuration is located at
Download it from the website and unpack to a folder:
mkdir manticore tar -zxvf manticore-3.5.2-200722-69033058-release-osx10.14.4-x86_64-bin.tar.gz -C manticore cd manticore bin/searchd -c manticore.conf
Manticore configuration file
manticore.conf is located in the directory, unpacked from the tarball.
To install Manticore in Windows you need to download the zip archive and unpack it into a folder.
In the following example we'll assume we unpack the zip contents to folder
cd C:\Manticore unzip manticore-3.5.2-200722-1d34c491-release-x64-bin.zip
The zip comes with a sample configuration file in
The configuration contains a
@CONFDIR@ string which needs to be replaced with your data directory location. It will be the root directory of
log folders (first is used to store indexes, second for logs). The zip package also comes with these folders, so they will be available at the location where you unzipped the package. If you want to use a different location, the two folders must be created there.
To install the
searchd (Manticore search server) as a Windows service run:
C:\Manticore\bin\searchd --install --config C:\Manticore\sphinx.conf.in --servicename Manticore
Make sure to use the full path of the configuration file, otherwise searchd.exe will not be able to know its location when it's started as service.
After installation the service can be started from the Services snap-in of the Microsoft Management Console.
Once started you can access Manticore using the mysql command line interface:
mysql -P9306 -h127.0.0.1
Note that in most examples in this manual we use
-h0, but in Windows you need to use
127.0.0.1 for the local host.