Firstly, a description (Which many how to's lack!):
"Linux currently has two leading search methods:
* Beagle – simple to use, but shows too many matches.
* Find/Grep – hard to use, but provides exact matching.
searchmonkey takes the best features from both.
It provides a simple to use interface, but has the power of find and grep combined. In addition, the end search result is an easy to browse list of matching files, and matching lines." (From their wiki)
You'll find an Ubuntu based Deb here:
That being for Edgy... not sure on Dapper, sorry folks!
Now if you want to be a hardcore hax0r (kidding, duh!) You'll want to compile it yourself! Also note, this is a How to for the most recent *stable* release, as such you'll have to venture into cvs or svn on your own, which isn't SO hard anyway.
Step One: Let the Source be with you
Step Two: Return of the Apt
sudo apt-get install build-essential
Pretty sure that's all you need... If I'm wrong PLEASE correct me.
Step Three: The Intergalactic Tar Monster!
Extract the folder from your tar file, to your desktop or something...
Step Four: Compiler! why have you forsaken meeee?
(replace NAME with name, silly.)
Step Five: Get---In---My------FOLDER!
sudo make install
Step Five: Double-Ewe-Tee-Effe?
I know, I know, it looks complicated at first...
You may want to read up on their wiki about usage, they cover it more than you would want me to here, but play around... you can't hurt much searching.