The current free text search interface relies on the
glimpse package, which is not Free software. Thus we
should try to move to a free work-alike.
Suggestions (from Neil Slater):
I know mngosearch has been suggested before now:
...as has htdig:
However, whilst trying to locate the mngo URL, I
chanced across the
following page which also lists a number of other free
Note that there is slightly more to this work than just
ripping out glimpse, although that would be a start.
The current code assumes that the files to be indexed
are stored in a plain directory tree, and therefore
will not work with the CVS or other File backend. This
would really need to be fixed.