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Re: Repost: what is the best free indexing-searching engine ?

  • Subject: Re: Repost: what is the best free indexing-searching engine ?
  • From: MiniME <mm@uoft.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 22:22:04 -0400
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • References: <42DC4908.AD66430E@uoft.com> <dbhm4s$2o7s$2@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk>
  • Xref: news.mcc.ac.uk alt.internet.search-engines:63667
My repost is the result of your suggestion:

<<In the future, please use a subject line that is meaningful. "check this
out", "help please" or "how do I do this" make it impossible for readers to
discern posts where they can help from those which are utter gibberish or
jargon to them.>>

I would also like to see some specific opinions about a few of the best tools
listed on the page posted in my previous e-mail.
You are talking about some specific tools like wget, YACC etc etc :-)

I need a complete package a solution not the list of the components that would
help me to build the solution myself.
My experience in IT tells me that it is better to rely on expert's advice that
to try to "do it yourself".
I might have misunderstood your initial advice but to me it seems like a
generic advice rather that an opinion like "use Nutch" and "don't use Lucene"
9just to mention 2 names on that list).

I don't need an exhaustive analysis of that list. I was expecting some advice
based on the popularity of a few tools from that list.
Of course if you are presented a list of Linux flavors and you are asked about
your opinion like "which is the best" you can not bet that you can name the
best on that list. It is said that in real life not the best trained mouse
always gets the cheese. (see M$ vs Unix and other stories like this).

As a short conclusions I wanted to see what is RedHat or Suse or Mandrake in
terms of free search engines.

Thank you again and please forgive my ignorance.

Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> MiniME wrote:
> > Hi all
> >
> > I am looking for a free software that would help me to build a search
> > engine.
> > It is not something that has to be state of the art but I am looking for
> > scalability.
> > My target is to index around 500 sites. I don't know yet the equivalent
> > size
> > of these in HTML pages (I mean the number of indexed pages).
> >
> > I was looking at Nutch when I came across to this page:
> >
> > http://www.searchtools.com/index.html
> >
> > There is a "Tool list" that impressed me and left me with no words. I am
> > new to this domain
> > and I have no idea what would be the best fit for my purposes.
> >
> > I am planning to run it on Linux on a regular PC. It must be free, easy
> > to setup and maintain.
> > One more clarification: I do not intend to reinvent the wheel, to write
> > code or something like this.
> > I just want to instal and run an existing software.
> Reposting is possibly worse in terms of netiquette than a non-informative
> subject line like "Need advice: what is the best for this?" (16/07/2005).
> Was my suggestion useless or were you hoping to kick off a wider
> discussion?
> Roy

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