$ rake ts:start Failed to start searchd daemon. Check ../log/searchd.log. Failed to start searchd daemon. Check ../log/searchd.log Be sure to run thinking_sphinx:index before thinking_sphinx:startAlmost always is the case for me that searchd is already running / orphaned and needs to be killed. Run
$ps -ax | grep searchdshows that its already running
49630 ttys000 0:00.06 searchd --pidfile --config ../config/development.sphinx.conf 49644 ttys001 0:00.00 perl /usr/local/bin/grep searchdand kill it
$kill -9 49630Voila!