Using Thinking Sphinx with Rails 3
Not much has changed - it’s really just installation that is a little different.
Installing via Bundler (as a Gem)
The 2.x releases of Thinking Sphinx will only support Rails 3 - not Rails 2 or earlier. So be careful with managing gem dependencies across multiple Rails versions. It may be worth looking at RVM.
In your Gemfile, you’ll need to add the following:
Of course, you can point directly to the Git repository if you so desire - just make sure you’re referencing a commit (probably the most recent) from the master branch:
You do not need to put the extra
require statement in your Rakefile
- Rails 3 can determine this automatically (well, when Thinking Sphinx
tells it to).
Installing as a Plugin
Things are even simpler if you want Thinking Sphinx installed as a plugin, instead of managed by Bundler - just run the following shell command from within your Rails app:
I don’t recommend this option though - I think it’s best to keep all
dependencies in one place, and with Rails 3, the
Gemfile is that one