[Samba] Compile for Elasticsearch

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Dec 11 22:51:41 UTC 2020

On 11/12/2020 22:40, Mark Kushigian via samba wrote:
> I’m using FreeBSD 12.2 but I think the OS is irrelevant to this question.
> Basic premise is that I want to enable Spotlight search of my file server
> for macOS client computers. I’ve read all the docs I can find but I’m still
> left with a fundamental question:
> Is it necessary to compile Samba in a particular way to enable
> Elasticsearch support?
> There is the build option --enable-spotlight but that SEEMS to try to pull
> in Tracker stuff, not Elasticsearch. So I wonder, should that option even
> be specified when building? Is there a different one for Elasticsearch? Or
> specify nothing at all?
> Thanks and sorry if this is the wrong place to ask. I’m a noob!
> Mark

I don't use it myself, but I think you are the right track, you just 
have to enable spotlight when you build Samba and then set up your 
smb.conf correctly and we have a wikipage to help with this: 


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