[tex-live] TeX Live 2018: xindy seems broken

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Mon Apr 16 03:15:32 CEST 2018

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 09:38:30AM +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Curses of dynamic libraries. Curses is hard to look statically, it I haven't tried. At least curses5 is still available.
> Thanks for the report
> Norbert
Not exactly new - I thought I'd updated the page at
to specifically mention this, but apparently not.  With ncurses-6,
./configure --prefix=/usr \
 --with-shared \
 --without-normal \
 --without-debug \
 --without-cxx-binding \
 [ or whatever prefix you want ] does the job.

In my seventh decade astride this planet, and as my own cells degrade,
there are some things I cannot do now: skydiving, marathon running,
calculus. I couldn't do them in my 20s either, so no big loss.
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