[tex-live] Xindy broken in TL2011 pretest?

Joachim Schrod jschrod at acm.org
Tue Jun 7 09:35:09 CEST 2011

Simon Spiegel writes:

Hi Simon,

Please keep tex-live in Cc; so that this issue is in the list
archives, when others have the same problem, or a similar one. (That's
also the reason why I continue to write in English. :-))

> > What ist the output of xindy if you add the option
> > --debug script
> You mean adding this option to a regular xindy call? This gives me
> concatenated xindy input file: /var/folders/tp/tpGxNrR5EUeVq7SpcMRmaE+++TI/-Tmp-/mGhjgzUaM1
> Running filter: /usr/texbin/tex2xindy </var/folders/tp/tpGxNrR5EUeVq7SpcMRmaE+++TI/-Tmp-/mGhjgzUaM1 >/var/folders/tp/tpGxNrR5EUeVq7SpcMRmaE+++TI/-Tmp-/4zD3Gh7UyZ
> filtered xindy input file: /var/folders/tp/tpGxNrR5EUeVq7SpcMRmaE+++TI/-Tmp-/4zD3Gh7UyZ
> Found language module /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf/xindy/modules/lang/german/din5007-latin1-lang.xdy
> modules directory: /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf/xindy/modules.
> command: /usr/texbin/xindy.run -M /usr/texbin/xindy.mem -E iso-8859-1 -x (progn
>   (searchpath ".:/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf/xindy/modules:/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf/xindy/modules/base")
>   (xindy:startup
>     :idxstyle "/var/folders/tp/tpGxNrR5EUeVq7SpcMRmaE+++TI/-Tmp-/ylCRZivkBN"
>     :rawindex "/var/folders/tp/tpGxNrR5EUeVq7SpcMRmaE+++TI/-Tmp-/4zD3Gh7UyZ"
>     :output "./todorov.ind"
>     :logfile "/dev/null"
>     )
>   (exit))

This command call is the problem. (I don't know yet why there's no
error message output if the call goes awry.)

 1) Do the files /usr/texbin/xindy.run and /usr/texbin/xindy.mem

 2) Since Mac OS X is kind of a Unix nowadays, maybe these are
    symbolic links? If yes, do they point to existing files?

 3) If you call xindy again, what is the output of "echo $?" after it

Sorry, but there is probably the need for some ping-pong emails to
determine the root cause of your problem.


Joachim Schrod			Email: jschrod at acm.org
xindy maintainer		http://www.xindy.org/
Roedermark, Germany

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