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[Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

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[Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

#1 Post by c4os » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:59 am

Hi folks,

here a short manual install fsearch desktop search engine to MX-17.

Go to the ppa you want to add.
For example the fsearch desktop search engine. This is a small application which can search into pdf and odt files additionally with a small index database.
Here are the links:
Homepage:
http://www.fsearch.org/
ppa:
https://launchpad.net/~christian-boxdoe ... arch-daily

Klick in the info "Technical details about this PPA" to get the links an sign keys.
Set "Bionic (18.04)" as the version you want to use. You will see:

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This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.
Display sources.list entries for:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/christian-boxdoerfer/fsearch-daily/ubuntu bionic main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/christian-boxdoerfer/fsearch-daily/ubuntu bionic main 

Signing key:
    4096R/75555AFF5215AD9DBFD8CDB952B2FFB2DC496F40 (What is this?) 
Fingerprint:
    75555AFF5215AD9DBFD8CDB952B2FFB2DC496F40 
Create an apt sources list file:

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sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/fsearch.list
with the contend below:

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# fsearch ubuntu bionic rep
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/christian-boxdoerfer/fsearch-daily/ubuntu/ bionic main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/christian-boxdoerfer/fsearch-daily/ubuntu/ bionic main
To add the sign key you need the fingerprint:

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sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 75555AFF5215AD9DBFD8CDB952B2FFB2DC496F40
Executing: /tmp/apt-key-gpghome.DO3Xci1Dgp/gpg.1.sh --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 75555AFF5215AD9DBFD8CDB952B2FFB2DC496F40
gpg: key 52B2FFB2DC496F40: "Launchpad PPA for Christian Boxdörfer" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1
Then you can install the software:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fsearch-trunk
Thanks for reading

Have a nice weekend
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Re: Howto add a Ubuntu ppa software source

#2 Post by asqwerth » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:08 am

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Re: Howto add a Ubuntu ppa software source

#3 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:15 am

+1
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Re: Howto add a Ubuntu ppa software source

#4 Post by fehlix » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:18 am

c4os wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:59 am
...here a short manual to add a Ubuntu ppa source to MX-17.
...
Caution! You might read our Wiki first : Add PPA repository
MXLinuxWiki:Add PPA repository wrote: Use in MX Linux
Our policy is that we discourage installing Ubuntu packages on MX Linux as it can (and has) caused problems. However, MX Packagers can examine the components of the ppa to see if all their dependencies appear to be met, to look for anywhere Ubuntu and Debian have different names or locations for the libraries, and hunt for anything systemd related. So it would be prudent to ask them about particular repositories you are thinking of adding.
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Re: Howto add a Ubuntu ppa software source

#5 Post by chrispop99 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:50 am

Just to add to the cautions - MX packagers will always try to add something to the MX repositories if it is humanly possible, meaning the the need for adding PPA's is very small.

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Re: Howto add a Ubuntu ppa software source

#6 Post by c4os » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:06 am

Oh, sorry! :frown:
Haven't read that. For fsearch it will work.
I change the topic.

Sorry
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Re: [Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

#7 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:14 am

On the homepage for fsearch I see this caution in bold:
Note: The application is in an early development stage and still considered beta
We already have a good search app available that you might want to look at: recoll.
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Re: [Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

#8 Post by ChrisUK » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:46 am

I use the pre-installed Catfish for file search... it's been fast and accurate when I've tried it (as long as the database is up to date)
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Re: [Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

#9 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:56 am

I think catfish is very good, and use it frequently; but it doesn't search within files and when that is needed then ricoll is great.
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Re: [Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

#10 Post by ChrisUK » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:01 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:56 am
I think catfish is very good, and use it frequently; but it doesn't search within files and when that is needed then ricoll is great.
Oh, I didn't realise "contents search" was what the OP was about... I must start reading whole topics and following links within posts ;)
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