There currently are two streams of Tracker, stable (0.8) and unstable (0.9). Your OS likely has the 0.8 version, so if you can afford it (it has some bleeding edge software dependencies), go grab the latest tarfile (0.9.x). It has lots of improvements over 0.8, and is currently being stabilized further in order to be 0.10 (even numbers represent stability). If you choose to go this route, use this command to configure:
./configure --disable-tracker-needle --disable-tracker-preferences --disable-tracker-explorer --disable-tracker-status-icon
You are likely not going to have the dependencies installed, so it should be esier to simply install 0.8 from your distro, and just avoid the GUI bits. On Debian Squeeze, Ubuntu 10.10, and Ubuntu 11.04, these are nicely split. So (as root) run:
apt-get install --no-install-recommends tracker-utils tracker-miner-fs
The CLI tool for this is
tracker-search, so run it with the
--help option to see how to take advantage of it :-)
- On Fedora 14, the Tracker package has dependencies on GTK+. I guess it's because it includes things like
tracker-preferences. They do however have a separate package for
tracker-search-tool, the GUI search interface.
- DjVu and ePUB aren't (yet) supported. Here's a list of of what is.