Instructions to build the most recent version of Tracker from the source code repository.
Check out the code from the repository with the following command:
git clone git://git.gnome.org/tracker cd tracker
Compile and install
./autogen.sh make sudo make install
To verify that tracker is running you can use:
This should list all tracker processes running. You need to look out for tracker-store and tracker-miner-fs. Those are the most important ones. You can use tracker-control to start and stop processes as well as resetting your RDF store. For more information see man tracker-control.
After some time, the file system should be indexed (by tracker-miner-fs) and available for queries (if queries are failing see the debugging web page).
Git error checking out the code
Do you have git version 1.5 or higher?
I get Vala build errors?
Are you using the latest version of Vala? You can see what version you have using:
You may need to download a newer version of Vala to build Tracker.