Manticore Search is an Open Source database that was created in 2017 as a continuation of Sphinx Search engine (Started in 2001). It is integrated with Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware and one of the components of WikiSuite. This is especially interesting for the Tiki Trackers database web app builder.


You can check out benchmarks at:

How to install

It is normally this:

sudo apt-get install wikisuite-manticore

But as of 2022-10-03, you should temporarily use the nightly builds from because of required unreleased fixes.

Start service at server reboot

sudo systemctl enable manticore

In some newer operating systems it can fail with error "Failed to enable unit: Unit ... is transient or generated.". In this can you can remove the generator and try again. It's unlikely you need the generator ever again after Manticore is installed.
In Debian-based operating systems run:

sudo rm /lib/systemd/system-generators/manticore-generator
sudo systemctl daemon-reload

For more detail, please see:

Then reboot to test

sudo reboot

How to verify version

This also confirms it's running

root~# searchd -v
Manticore 5.0.2 348514c86@220530 dev (columnar 1.15.4 2fef34e@220522) (secondary 1.15.4 2fef34e@220522)
Copyright (c) 2001-2016, Andrew Aksyonoff
Copyright (c) 2008-2016, Sphinx Technologies Inc (
Copyright (c) 2017-2022, Manticore Software LTD (

  1. Pick Manticore as Unified search engine at tiki-admin.php?page=search
  2. Rebuild index
    • Small sites, via GUI
    • Medium and large sites, via CLI php console.php index:rebuild --log
  3. Enjoy!

Configuration file

On Debian 10 and 11, it is located at /etc/manticoresearch/manticore.conf

Advanced morphology

Lemmatization, stemming, word forms, etc.: