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HOWTO: medusa
Description: Quickly search your system for particular types of files
Click here for ChangeLog
NOTE: I use GNU tar >= 1.13.25 so it's -j for .tar.bz2 files,
it's safe to assume that make, gcc, binutils, fileutils/coreutils, gawk, sed, and grep are prerequisites for almost everything


# medusa 0.5.1
# ============
# Be aware that I've never run this myself.  It requires the gnome-config
# script which I don't have and I can't remember where to get it. 
# gnome-config was used with Gnome 1.x, but I've read that you can also
# grab a Gnome 2.x version somewhere (perhaps not true).

# Prerequisites:
# make
# gcc
# binutils
# fileutils or coreutils
# bdb
# XFree86 or X.org
# glib >= 1.2.0
# gtk+ >= 1.2.0

cd
test -f installed/medusa-0.5.1.tar.bz2 && mv installed/medusa-0.5.1.tar.bz2 .
test ! -f medusa-0.5.1.tar.bz2 &&
 wget http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/medusa/0.5/medusa-0.5.1.tar.bz2

# Verify tarball w/ md5sum:
echo "5f0b6ca0db367eda482760c922051e62" ; md5sum medusa-0.5.1.tar.bz2

cd /usr/local/src
find -type d -maxdepth 1 -name "medusa-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
tar xjvf ~/medusa-0.5.1.tar.bz2
cd medusa-0.5.1
chown -R root.root .
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var/lib
make
make install
cd
mkdir -p -m 0700 installed
rm -f installed/medusa-*.tar.*
mv medusa-0.5.1.tar.bz2 installed/

## To index your system run:
# medusa-indexd

## To enable the ability to search with medusa (through Nautilus'
## search or the msearch utility), run:
# medusa-searchd

## If you want nightly indexing of your system, which can be resource
## intensive, run:
# medusa-enable-indexing --on

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Last updated: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 12:06:17 -0400
Jason Englander <jason at englanders dot us>