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Install doc to text converter

Antiword is the converter used on the server that Sphider Pro uses to convert .doc files to readable text documents so that they can be indexed. This installation example is for Linux uses only.

Installation only takes a few minutes provided you have full root access. If you do not have full root access ask your hosting provider to install Antiword for you and provide you the full path to the executable file.

to install Antiword you will need to login to your server via your ssh client.

Next move to the directory were Antiword will be installed, to do this use the following command.

cd /usr/local/src/

Next issue the following command to download Antiword rpm version

wget http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/antiword/antiword-0.37-3.el5.rf.i386.rpm

To install Antiword issue the following rpm code.

rpm -ivh antiword-0.37-3.el5.rf.i386.rpm

you may come across a few errors, If this is a new installation of CentOS the message you may see will be...

error: Failed dependencies:
        libc.so.6 is needed by antiword-0.37-3.el5.rf.i386
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.0) is needed by antiword-0.37-3.el5.rf.i386
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1) is needed by antiword-0.37-3.el5.rf.i386
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3) is needed by antiword-0.37-3.el5.rf.i386

To fix this just run install update libc.so.6

Do this for each of the dependencies missing

To confirm Antiword has been installed and to which location issue the following command

which antiword

The result will be as follows:

/usr/bin/antiword (path to converter)

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