[tex-live] xindy now in build

Joachim Schrod jschrod at acm.org
Tue Mar 25 17:00:15 CET 2008

Vladimir Volovich writes:
> "JS" == Joachim Schrod writes:

> also: original xindy was building clisp-2.43 from source (which was
> included into xindy's source tarball). it was not doing anything
> special, but still was requiring a working FFI. I.e. it was just
> building pristine clisp-2.43 sources, configuring clisp with
> --with-dynamic-ffi --ignore-absence-of-libsigsegv, and then building
> the ordrules module *exactly* the same way as it is done with external
> clisp.

[For the list: FFI means `foreign function interface' and is the
method to include a C `plugin' object in a CLISP executable. That
method is used to provide one such plugin, named ordrules.]

Yes, I do so because building external modules with dynamic ffi does
not work in many binary CLISP installations. Some of them don't come
with dynamic ffi at all, for a starter. Therefore I went the safe
route and included CLISP completely.

But, as I wrote, this will be mood in the future.


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