[OS X TeX] makeidx error

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Apr 27 15:14:20 EDT 2005

On 4/27/05 2:04 PM, "John Vokey" <vokey at uleth.ca> wrote:

> I recently attempted to recompile a book that worked fine a year ago,
> and got the following error while it attempts to load makeidx.sty:
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/latex/base/makeidx.sty
> ! LaTeX Error: Command \printindex already defined.
>               Or name \end... illegal, see p.192 of the manual.
> See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
> Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
> ...
> l.43 ...command\printindex{\@input@{\jobname.ind}}
> I get the same error with a new document that attempts to use
> makeidx.sty
> Thinking my TeX installation was corrupted somehow, I re-installed
> (2004 stable) using the I-Installer.  Same error.  Anyone else getting
> this?
> --
> John R. Vokey
> Lethbridge, Alberta


Is there any way you can put up a short document that displays this
behavior? Sounds like something you have loaded before the
\usepackage{makeidx} has defined \printindex already or something like that.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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