[OS X TeX] Xindy?

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sun Jul 9 18:36:40 EDT 2006

On 10-jul-2006, at 0:23, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 09.07.2006 um 21:05 schrieb Maarten Sneep:
>> I'll report that the presence of fink may interfere with building  
>> xindy (at least that it is worthwhile to remove fink when building  
>> xindy, just to see if the issue goes away).
> that's not the story I told! It is definitely *not* Fink that might  
> cause interference, it was definitely me who prepared the wrong  
> flags. Actually the last successful build happened with potential  
> Fink support -- I did not check yet which binaries and libraries  
> have been built and which other libraries they need/depend on, so I  
> cannot tell whether some add-ons from Fink or DarwinPorts are  
> needed to make Xindy, or Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) is enough. Well, an  
> enhanced Tiger, with Developer packages (SDK's) and X11SDK package  
> also.

That is not what I observe: I see loads of troublesome arguments to  
the configure command, none of which are needed if you didn't insist  
on using the stuff that comes with Fink. Yes, try to live without  
Fink, quite a lot of packages just work without it.

But the advise to use a clean build environment (none of the flags  
set), and the Fink libraries out of the way actually produce a  
reproducible environment, that actually works when building xindy.  
So, yes I'm using a large gun to squash a fly, but having a  
reproducible environment, that is actually the main point.

As far as I know, xindy does not depend on external libraries, other  
than those that are there when the BSD subsystem is installed,  
although the xCode install may add some. The readline lib is extra  
for clisp, not important to xindy. All testing so far was done on  
machines without Fink, AFAIK.

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