[tex-live] xindy doesn't work on windows
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Fri Aug 24 10:43:03 CEST 2012
Am Fri, 24 Aug 2012 00:16:35 +0200 schrieb Reinhard Kotucha:
> > But this doesn't help with the problem that xindy fails with the
> > default setting of TEMP in the windows system control: I didn't add
> > any explicit quotes there. The variable is set as
> > "%USERPROFILE%\Lokale Einstellungen\Temp" (without the quotes) in
> > system control and imho that is the default set by the windows
> > installation.
> Regardless of how the variable is set, I assume that what Perl sees is
> what you see if you type
> echo %TEMP%
> . Does the output look reasonable?
Yes the echo shows the short path version without quotes.
> > This would affect only windows users where "Short File Name
> > Generation" is enabled.
> Is this configurable? If yes, where?
As far as know only when a user account is generated, so the
decision was made some years ago (and not by me).
> > I have now added a Variable TMPDIR to my system. Perhaps TeXLife
> > should add such a setting e.g. to tl-cmd.bat.
> I fear that setting Unix variables in order to fix Windows problems
> isn't the right approach. I'm sure that Phil agrees with me... ;)
Well any variable would do it, XINDYTEMP or XINDYTMP or whatever. I
suggested TMPDIR as it is normally not set in windows and so adding
it locally to command prompt window would probably not do much harm.
> Did you encounter the problem only with Xindy? getnonfreefonts
> determines temporary directories simarly.
The problem is not how the temp directory is determines but that -
as Akira has confirmed - the default directory has a short path
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