[tex-live] TeXLive 2014: xindy fails on windows

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Mon Jun 16 13:48:35 CEST 2014

Am Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:55:29 +0900 schrieb Akira Kakuto:

> Dear Ulrike,
> I'm not using TeX Live itself.
> Therefore I have tested by copying
> runscript.dll, runscript.exe and runsrcipt.tlu of TeX Live 2014.
> By copying runscript.exe as texindy.exe.
> The output of
> texindy test-utf8.idx
> is  (Windows 7)

That's the normal (expected) output.

If I run xindy --help I get the usage message. So the perl script is

If I run the perl script directly

perl.exe d:\texlive\2014\texmf-dist\scripts\xindy\texindy.pl

I get an "xindy-lisp.exe system error" which says that
"libiconv-2.dll" is missing on the computer. 

I then copied the xindy-lisp.exe and the xindy.mem from my miktex
installation to the texlive bin folder and this seems to work. So
what is the problem with the xindy-lisp from texlive? Why does it
need this .dll? 

Ulrike Fischer 

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