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From "Erick Erickson" <>
Subject Re: Help with installing Lucene
Date Wed, 07 Jan 2009 17:06:25 GMT
See the other's comments, but do be aware that there are many
valuable additions to Lucene in the contrib area, but to use them
you need to include the particular jar from contrib that you want
in your CLASSPATH. That is, the contrib contributions do NOT
reside in the lucene jar, they are separate jars and need to
be treated like any other jar file to be used.


On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 9:39 AM, ahammad <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a side project coming up which requires writing a search engine. I
> came across Lucene but I'm having some problems figuring out how to install
> it. I'm trying to get it to work on a Windows box.
> On the Lucene website, there are two files: and
> (with their asc files). What's the difference between
> those
> two and which one do I need if I want to write the search engine?
> Also, I am not familiar with the asc file and I'm not sure if those
> commands
> that are on the site can be used in the command line in Windows. I know
> about Lucene in Action and I'm still in the process of getting it.
> I have a decent amount of experience with software development, but I've
> never started a full project from scratch...I usually code modules and
> things like that, and another developer takes care of the rest. This is
> probably why I'm having a hard time with this.
> I hope I'm posting this in the correct place. Any help would be
> appreciated.
> Thanks.
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