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Installing ftw.tika in Plone

I love being able to search in all the documents uploaded into plone. I keep on forgetting that this was an add-on and not natively provided. The latest add-on I tried to enable that feature was ftw.tika.

To install it, first download the tika.cfg file from their github page at https://github.com/4teamwork/ftw.tika. Once that has been downloaded, modify your buildout.cfg with:


[buildout]

extends =
       ...
       tika.cfg

eggs =
       ...
       ftw.tika

zcml =
       ...
       ftw.tika
       ftw.tika-meta

parts =
       ...
       tika-server-download
       tika-server

[client1]
...
zcml-additional += ${tika:zcml}
eggs += ftw.tika


[client2]
...
zcml-additional += ${tika:zcml}
eggs += ftw.tika


[client3]
...
zcml-additional += ${tika:zcml}
eggs += ftw.tika

[client4]
...
zcml-additional += ${tika:zcml}
eggs += ftw.tika


Once that is done, run buildout. Then you can start the tika server with "bin/tika-server". Then you can start your plone instance. After that make sure you login and enable the tika add-on in your "site-setup", "add-ons" page.

To allow the tika server to start automatically on Centos 7, create the file /etc/systemd/system/tika.service with the following content:

[Unit]
Description=Tika server
After=network.target

[Service]
Type=forking
ExecStart=/usr/bin/java -jar /opt/plone/zeocluster/parts/tika-server-download/tika-server.jar -h 0.0.0.0

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target


Then enable the service with "systemctl enable tika".

Looks pretty nice. Now all office docs are searchable inside.

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