Installing Sphinx on Linux

Most Linux package managers have Sphinx available as a pre-built package, though sometimes their versions may be a bit old. For Debian and Ubuntu, the package name is sphinxsearch. Gentoo’s portage has it available as just sphinx.

There are also prebuilt binaries for Ubuntu, RHEL/CentOS and Debian available on the Sphinx site.

If you don’t want to use your package manager, then you can compile Sphinx yourself.

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