I bumped into a very strange bug trying to compile Sphinx on OS X Leopard today.
After running ./configure for Sphinx 0.9.8-rc2, things looked good until:
configure: error: cannot run C compiled programs. .
Now, I’m positive that my computer is advanced enough to run C compile programs. So I peaked into the resulting config.log and noticed:
...Bad CPU type in executable...
Turns out Sphinx defaults to compiling for 64bit machines and, well, my MacBook Pro isn’t.
Changing the configure flags to 32bit mode fixed it:
./configure CFLAGS="-O -arch i386" CXXFLAGS="-O -arch i386" LDFLAGS="-arch i386" --disable-dependency-tracking
Thanks to schmeeve over at d27n for the tip.
make; sudo make install, remember to create a sphinx.conf file:
cd cd /usr/local/etc
sudo cp sphinx.conf.dist sphinx.conf
sudo searchd to run Sphinx or for ThinkingSphinx: