[tex-live] Problem with XINDY_SEARCHPATH

Rolf Niepraschk Rolf.Niepraschk at gmx.de
Wed Aug 19 10:47:15 CEST 2015

Dear Akira,

> The manual seems to be wrong. In the present xindy, xindy.run or
> xindy-lisp.exe understand XINDY_SEARCHPATH. However if this is
> set, it must be complete. No subtree searching is done.
> And it seems that the built-in search path is not added to it.
> The built-in search path is used only if XINDY_SEARCHPATH is not defined.
> Usually it may be sufficient with
> XINDY_SEARCHPATH="./xxx:/your-texmf-dist/xindy/modules:/your-texmf-dist/xindy/modules/base"
> since partial subtree searching is done in xindy.pl.

thank you for the explanation. Nevertheless, I would like to have this missing feature.


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