[tex-live] Failure to create index with current xindy

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Thu Sep 17 09:56:15 CEST 2015

On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 01:39:49PM +0900, Akira Kakuto wrote:
> Dear Ken Moffat,
> >I'm attaching a Makefile, cut-down xindy.tex, and a diff of the log
> >between good and bad.  I note that in my good version luaotfload
> >doesn't find the font and falls back to a file, that is not a
> >problem.  Versions of many packages have changed, but the important
> >thing is that xindy-xindy.ind is no longer created.
> Here 'xindy-xindy.ind' was created after 'make' on windows.
> Does a direct command
> texindy -M lang/english/utf8-lang xindy-xindy.idx
> work in your case with current xindy?
No, and I got an error message which made me think I understand what
has gone wrong:

/opt/texlive/2015/bin/x86_64-linux/xindy.run: error while loading
shared libraries: libncurses.so.5: cannot open shared object file:
No such file or directory

Doh!  I installed non-wide libncurses6 without thinking.   After
fixing up my script to correctly install the .so.5* non-wide libs,
my normal tests work again.  Thank you so much, and sorry for the

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