INSTALLATION

Docker image

There is a Dockerfile using which you can easily create a Docker container containing the search engine and Apache Tika. It needs an external Elasticsearch instance, for example the "elasticsearch" Docker image.

Building from the Dockerimage

  cpanm --look Dancer-SearchApp
  docker build -t dancer-searchapp -f docker/Dockerfile .

Docker image configuration

You pass the IP address and port of the Elasticsearch instance to the search engine using the --env parameter when starting the Docker image:

  docker run --env SEARCHAPP_ES_NODES=192.168.99.1:9200 -P dsa

Java

Elasticsearch requires Java JRE 8, so you'll need to have that available.

Elasticsearch

We need Elasticsearch 5.x.

Download Elasticsearch from https://www.elastic.co/downloads/elasticsearch

Install and launch Elasticsearch.

Apache Tika

Download the Tika server from https://tika.apache.org/download.html

Current version is

  http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/tika/tika-server-1.14.jar

Copy the JAR file into the directory jar/ of the distribution.

Install the "Thunderlink" plug-in / add-on for Thunderbird and register the thunderlink:// URI. This allows your browser to directly display emails in Thunderbird.

RUNNING THE APPLICATION

Indexing a directory

  perl -Ilib -w bin/index-filesystem.pl -f t/documents

Indexing an IMAP account

Copy the config file from config-examples/imap-import.yml and edit the username, password, server and folders to index.

  perl -Ilib -w bin/index-imap.pl -c my-imap-import.yml

Indexing an ICAL calendar

  perl -Ilib -w bin/index-ical.pl t/documents/timetable.yapce2016.ics \
    -c config-examples/ical-import.yml