Rails updateattributes not updating timestamp
As a quick hack, you can edit sphinx.h and replace off_t with DWORD in a typedef for Sph Offset_t, but note that this will prohibit you from using full-text indexes larger than 2 GB.
Even if the hack helps, please report such issues, providing the exact error message and compiler/OS details, so I could properly fix them in next releases.
Actually, each and every important aspect was a problem: Despite the amount of time passed and numerous improvements made in the other solutions, there's still no solution which I personally would be eager to migrate to.
Considering that and a lot of positive feedback received from Sphinx users during last years, the obvious decision is to continue developing Sphinx (and, eventually, to take over the world).
As for the name, Sphinx is an acronym which is officially decoded as SQL Phrase Index. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Sphinx development was started back in 2001, because I didn't manage to find an acceptable search solution (for a database driven Web site) which would meet my requirements.
Sphinx is a full-text search engine, publicly distributed under GPL version 2. It was specially designed to integrate well with SQL databases storing the data, and to be easily accessed scripting languages.
Technically, Sphinx is a standalone software package provides fast and relevant full-text search functionality to client applications.
If you keep getting any other error, or the suggestions above do not seem to help you, please don't hesitate to contact me.
The data to be indexed can generally come from very different sources: SQL databases, plain text files, HTML files, mailboxes, and so on.
Attributes are additional values associated with each document that can be used to perform additional filtering and sorting during search.