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*Installing eZFind
Requirements:
- eZ Publish 4.x
- Java Runtime Environment 5.0 or later. ( http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp )
- PHP Curl extension ( http://php.net/manual/en/ref.curl.php )
Installing:
1. Extract the ezfind extension, and place it in the extensions folder.
2a. For small sites: use a regular java 1.5 JRE from Sun
Start the Java based search engine ( based on Solr ).
Enter extension/ezfind/java
Start the Solr engine with the command: java -Dezfind -jar start.jar
( See configuration for more details )
Make sure that the user running the java application has write access to
extension/ezfind/java/solr/data and extension/ezfind/java/logs .
2b. For high performance, larger sites, use a 64 bit OS and 64 bit Java VM from Sun (1.5 recommended)
you need to use some extra parameters for java too, the following is recommended for typical sites:
java -server -d64 -Xmx1500m -Xms1500m -XX:+UseParallelGC -XX:+AggressiveOpts -XX:NewRatio=5 -jar start.jar
This will: make sure the Java VM is started with 64 bit mode,
allocate a heap space of 1500MB which is used for Solr caches and objects,
the rest of the options are related to garbage collection
3. Enable the extension in eZ Publish. Do this by opening settings/override/site.ini.append.php ,
and add in the [ExtensionSettings] block:
ActiveExtensions[]=ezfind
To get the correct templates for ezwebin, and for all ezfind features to be available,
ezfind must be enabled before the ezwebin and ezflow extensions. The final result must follow the following principle :
[ExtensionSettings]
ActiveExtensions[]=ezfind
ActiveExtensions[]=ezwebin
ActiveExtensions[]=ezflow
4. Update the class autoloads by running the script: php bin/php/ezpgenerateautoloads.php
5. Add a table in the database used by your eZ Publish instance. You can do so as follows
( from eZ Publish's root directory ), in the case you are using MySQL:
$> mysql -u <user> -p <database_name> < extension/ezfind/sql/mysql/schema.sql
The procedure is very similar in case you are using another RDMS. You may want to have a look at the
sql/oracle and sql/postgresql for Oracle and PostgreSQL databases respectively.
Please refer to the documentation reference for your DBMS if you are experiencing issues.
6. Clear template override cache with the command: php bin/php/ezcache.php --clear-id=template-override
7. Re-index the site content by running: php extension/ezfind/bin/php/updatesearchindexsolr.php -s <admin siteaccess>
Configuration:
- Configuring eZ Publish:
See extension/ezfind/settings/ezfind.ini.append.php for options.
- Configuring Solr ( Java based search engine ):
One instance of Solr is able to serve multiple eZ Publish installations.
For shared servers, it's recommended to only run one instance Solr.
Index options:
Solr will store the search index according to the directive in the configuration file
extension/ezfind/java/solr/conf/solrconfig.xml . Change the config->dataDir
setting to alter the index path for your intallation. Make sure the permissions are
correctly set
Java options:
The -Dezfind option is to make it easier to identify the eZ Find java process. The -Dezfind option
will be visible in the process listing on unix systems.
Running as service:
It is possible to run eZ Find as a service in Linux. The scripts to do this are located in
extension/ezfind/bin/scripts/<dist>. The supported distributions are Debian and RHEL ( including CentOS, Fedora,
Mandriva and other RedHat based distributions )
Open the script for your distribution to see installations instructions.
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