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I have to install Sphinx on my Ubuntu 11.10 for it to work on a ruby app.

I managed to install it through synaptics, however when I run my sphinx (rake ts:rebuild) I get an error message saying:

Sphinx cannot be found on your system. You may need to configure the following
settings in your config/sphinx.yml file:
* bin_path
* searchd_binary_name
* indexer_binary_name

I guess I just need to edit the sphinx.yml file with the right info but hey, I can't seem to find out where sphinx is. Any help?

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In bash:

which searchd
which indexer
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