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Apache Lucene and Solr
Apache Lucene is a high-performance, full featured text search engine library written in Java.
Apache Solr is an enterprise search platform written using Apache Lucene. Major features include full-text search, index replication and sharding, and result faceting and highlighting.
This README file only contains basic setup instructions. For more comprehensive documentation, visit:
(You do not need to do this if you downloaded a pre-built package.)
Lucene and Solr are built using Apache Ant. To build Lucene and Solr, run:
If you see an error about Ivy missing while invoking Ant (e.g.,
not exist), run
ant ivy-bootstrap and retry.
Sometimes you may face issues with Ivy (e.g., an incompletely downloaded artifact). Cleaning up the Ivy cache and retrying is a workaround for most of such issues:
rm -rf ~/.ivy2/cache
The Solr server can then be packaged and prepared for startup by running the
following command from the
After building Solr, the server can be started using
bin/solr control scripts. Solr can be run in either standalone or
distributed (SolrCloud mode).
To run Solr in standalone mode, run the following command from the
To run Solr in SolrCloud mode, run the following command from the
bin/solr start -c
bin/solr control script allows heavy modification of the started Solr.
Common options are described in some detail in solr/README.txt. For an
exhaustive treatment of options, run
bin/solr start -h from the
Ant can be used to generate project files compatible with most common IDEs. Run the ant command corresponding to your IDE of choice before attempting to import Lucene/Solr.
- Eclipse -
ant eclipse(See this for details)
- IntelliJ -
ant idea(See this for details)
- Netbeans -
ant netbeans(See this for details)
The standard test suite can be run with the command:
Like Solr itself, the test-running can be customized or tailored in a number or ways. For an exhaustive discussion of the options available, run:
Please review the Contributing to Solr Guide for information on contributing.
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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Apache Solr README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.