Ubuntu/Debian do have a package.
|@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@ You may need to recompile and reinstall Sphinx once this is done.|
|-If you're running Gentoo, then Sphinx is available via @portage@. Unfortunately, Debian and Ubuntu users have no such luck, and will have to compile via source. I don't know what the status is for other distributions and package management tools.|
|+If you're running Gentoo, then Sphinx is available via @portage@. Debian and Ubuntu have the @sphinxsearch@ package available to them in apt. I don't know what the status is for other distributions and package management tools, so you may need to compile it yourself.|
|Compiling by source should be quite painless though. "Download the code":http://www.sphinxsearch.com/downloads.html from the Sphinx website - version 0.9.8.1 is the most recent stable release at the moment. The standard set of commands should install it with MySQL support:|