[tex-live] Xindy broken in TL2011 pretest?

Joachim Schrod jschrod at acm.org
Tue Jun 7 15:39:35 CEST 2011

Simon Spiegel wrote:
> On 07.06.2011, at 13:55, Joachim Schrod wrote:
>> Richard Koch wrote:
>> Dick, Simon,
>> I think I don't understand Simon's situation completely.
>> The issue, as far as I see it, is that (a) clisp (a.k.a. xindy.run)
>> is called and (b) the call aborts without any error message. To run
>> properly, the executable and the .mem file must be found, and the
>> .mem file must fit to the executable. (Just imagine TeX and
>> non-portable .fmt files and you have the right picture.)
>> Simon, do you use the Intel 64-bit distribution, or the 32-bit
>> universal distribution?
> I normally use the 64-bit version, but it doesn't make any difference.

OK, so let's continue with the 64-bit Intel version, as it is the
simpler situation, with one xindy.mem file.

What happens if you execute

    /usr/texbin/xindy.run -M /usr/texbin/xindy.mem -E iso-8859-1

There _should_ be a prompt


At the prompt enter xindy:*xindy-kernel-version* to check if it
knows at least its version number and then (quit) to exit again. To

    [1]> xindy:*xindy-kernel-version*
    [2]> (quit)

Does this work?


Joachim Schrod				Email: jschrod at acm.org
Roedermark, Germany

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