[tex-live] xindy now in build
karl at freefriends.org
Tue Mar 25 01:20:56 CET 2008
Thanks to a lot of hard work by Vladimir, the xindy program
(http://xindy.org, http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/indexing/xindy/), a
modern alternative to makeindex, is now included in TeX Live.
For those building TL, this means you now need to install GNU clisp
and GNU libffcall. Or else configure --without-xindy.
I wrote the procedure that worked for me (to get an xindy binary; I
haven't actually tested xindy) to install clisp and ffcall in
source/utils/README, and I'll include it here:
xindy requires GNU clisp and GNU libffcall. If you can find
prepackaged versions for your system, go ahead and use them; their
precise version shouldn't matter.
If you need or want to compile them from source, here is what karl did
on i386-linux -- but install the latest GNU libtool first:
tar xf ffcall-1.10.tar.gz && cd ffcall-1.10
configure --prefix=/usr/local/gnu --enable-shared \
&& make && make install # as usual
tar xf clisp-2.44.1.tar.gz && cd clisp-2.44.1
configure --prefix=/usr/local/gnu --ignore-absence-of-libsigsegv \
&& cd src && make && make install
Of course, adjust paths as desired.
clisp complains about my stack size being too small and I should run
ulimit, but I ignored that. (If you actually care about clisp per se,
you should probably also install GNU libsigsegv; I didn't.)
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