[OS X TeX] xindy problem

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sat Jun 26 17:09:54 CEST 2004

On 26 jun 2004, at 16:50, Robert Voogdgeert wrote:

> Op 26-jun-04 om 16:13 heeft Maarten Sneep het volgende geschreven:
>> On 26 jun 2004, at 16:02, Robert Voogdgeert wrote:
>>> Op 26-jun-04 om 13:08 heeft Maarten Sneep het volgende geschreven:
>>>> On 26 jun 2004, at 12:41, Robert Voogdgeert wrote:
>>>>> After installing xindy in the way described at their website. I 
>>>>> get `command not found' in the terminal when I try to use it. 
>>>>> Apparently I did something wrong. Does any of you know what to do?
>>>> Where did you find those instructions? --- because there is no 
>>>> pre-packaged binary distribution for Mac OS X, the build 
>>>> instructions of xindy are somewhat convoluted. What did you do? 
>>>> More details are needed to even start to get an answer.
>>> As you can see I'm quite ignorant when it comes to matters like 
>>> this. I thought I had actually installed Xindy. But I only got the 
>>> files (xindy, tex2xindy, makeindexsh) in usr/local/bin in the way 
>>> described in the doc at their site.
>>> If you could tell me how to procede I'd be helped.
>> Trouble is, no one really knows, although I think that Piet van 
>> Oostrum mentioned he had it running. It most certainly is not easy to 
>> get it to run. If you do have access to another computer that is 
>> supported, that is probably easier (by far). Any reason not to use 
>> the old, but already installed, makeindex?
> I need to process a lot of complicated patterns like bible verses, 
> passages from the Dead Sea Scrolls like 4Q394f.ii:3--4; 6--10 and the 
> like. Can I do this with makeindex?

Possibly, but not easily. But I cannot offer help with either this 
complicated indexing problem, or with installing xindy. Again: if you 
can install xindy on a freebsd-i386 machine or a linux-i386 machine, 
you can do the processing over there, and transfer the generated files 
back to your mac.

Installing Xindy involves compiling and installing (gnu)CLISP, 
combining the Xindy CLISP sources into a kernel (with the CLISP engine) 
and creating a format. I tripped at step 1.


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