[texhax] Problems with TeX Live

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 00:51:02 CET 2016

On 19 January 2016 at 15:33, McMullen, Peter <p.mcmullen at ucl.ac.uk> wrote:

> I am having problems with TeX Live, the first of more immediate concern
> than the second.
> 1.  I cannot make `index' work properly.  It will (for instance) produce
> a file `.bdx', but makeindex will not process it to give `.bnd'.

you need to give an option such as

-o foo.zzz

then it will write to any filename you wish

> The only one that works is `.idx' to `.ind'.  I cannot see what (if
> anything) I am doing wrong.  I can get round the problem by changing
> `.bdx' to `.idx', processing by makeindex to `.ind' and then
> changing back to `.bnd', but clearly this is not the way it should
> be done in a multi-indexing program.
> 2.  I would like to use `epic' and `eepic'.  They seem to be in TeX
> Live, but I cannot make them work.

they should work (although are very rarely used these days:-)
if using with latex just \usepackage{eepic} then use the extended picture
mode commands
with latex then dvips


> Any assistance would be gratefully received.
> Peter McMullen.
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