[tex-live] Problem with XINDY_SEARCHPATH

Rolf Niepraschk Rolf.Niepraschk at gmx.de
Tue Aug 18 08:40:08 CEST 2015

I have tried to use a modified search path with the index processor "xindy" but it doesn't work. The following trivial 	procedure works:

touch document.idx
touch foo.xdy
xindy -v -C utf8 -L general -I latex -M foo.xdy document.idx

Then I move the xindy style file "foo.xdy" in a subdirectory

mkdir xxx
mv foo.xdy xxx/

and call

XINDY_SEARCHPATH='./xxx:' xindy -v -C utf8 -L general -I latex -M foo.xdy document.idx

(Note the colon at the end of the path.)

This call give the following error:

Error in line 1:
(require "lang/general/utf8-lang.xdy")
ERROR: PROBE-FILE: wildcards are not allowed here: #P"/home/niepra01/lisp/**/lang/general/utf8-lang.xdy"

The xindy manual says:

The searchpath can be set with the environment variable XINDY_SEARCHPATH which must contain a list of colon-separated directories. If it ends with a colon, the built-in searchpath is added to the entire searchpath. 

What goes wrong here?

I work with an up-to-date TeXLive installation on Linux. Thanks in advance.


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