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
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.