[OS X TeX] How make glossary with memoir class built-in facility and package imakeeidx

Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 22:31:48 CEST 2016

What changes to the “pdflatexmk.engine" or the “latexmkrcedit" file might be needed, if any, in order to run “makeindex" from within a “memoir" document class .tex source so as to create a glossary (along with  an ordinary index)? Or is there an issue with the used “imakeidx” package itself or the way I’m using it?

Note that I’m using the built-in glossary facilities of the memoir class, and *not* the external package “glossaries”.

Below is the source, which when the pdflatexmk engine is run from within TeXShop, creates an *empty* file glossary.idx — hence no glossary appears in the resulting .pdf.

    \makeindex[options=-s indexheaders]
    \makeindex[name=glossary,title=Index of notation,options=-s glossarystyle.gst -o book.gls book.glo]
    The empty set is denoted by $\emptyset$.%
    \index{empty set!notation}
    \glossary[glossary]{$\emptyset$}{empty set}
    The set of all subsets of a set $X$ is denoted by $\mathcal{P}(X)$.%
    \index{power set}
    \glossary[glossary]{$\mathcal{P}(X)$}{power set of set}
    For sets $X$ and $Y$, the notation $f \colon X \to Y$ means that $f$ is a functions from $X$ to $Y$.%
    \glossary[glossary]{$f \colon X \to Y$}{function from one set to another}.

This query is related to what I’ve posted a:t http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/321597/how-run-makeindex-inside-memoir-class-document-for-glossary <http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/321597/how-run-makeindex-inside-memoir-class-document-for-glossary> .
At least I’ve progressed to the point that running the pdflatexmk engine no longer produces an error — just no glossary at all!

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