[OS X TeX] Re: Xindy?
Justin C. Walker
justin at mac.com
Mon Jul 17 11:59:44 EDT 2006
On Jul 17, 2006, at 08:13 , Joachim Schrod wrote:
> Thanks a lot for your interest in xindy. While I don't have a Mac
> myself and don't have access to one either, I'm very interested in
> improving the support for xindy on Mac OS X. As Maarten already
> mentioned, if there are any changes that we can make to improve the
> compilation, I'm all for it. E.g., we can explicitly unset *FLAG
> variables if we detect a Darwin environment, if that would be
> sufficient. But currently the thread reads as if still some issues
> are out there.
I have both types of Macs, and am happy to help resolve this. See
> Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> And looks very similar to what I built a couple of weeks back,
>> though I didn't have this exact source archive as my starting
>> point. (See http://www.jfkew.plus.com/xindy-macosx.html for the
>> ready-to-use package, as well as notes on what I used.)
> The changes that are described on that page (to the C header file
> ordrules.h, don't use readline) have been folded into the source
> tarball that is used in these tests. Of course, if there are more
Is there a problem with readline? I know that Mac OS X (10.4) tried
to get cute with readline by equating it with some oddball library
(libedit); I have moved that out of the way. GNU readline is in /usr/
>> (1) I suspect it's a good idea to purge any hint of Fink's /sw
>> tree from your paths, as the build is known to work on a Fink-free
>> system but seems liable to have problems when other versions of
>> stuff -- could be headers & libraries, autotools stuff, other
>> utilities.... who knows! -- get mixed in. Different versions of
>> autotools support files, for example, could easily affect things.
> The next release will try to avoid usage of autotools stuff outside
> of xindy, maybe that helps here, too.
>> (2) There might be a real issue with Intel-based Macs, as this is
>> NOT listed as a supported platform in rte/clisp-2.33.2/ffcall/
>> trampoline/PLATFORMS. (Maybe it's OK, and the file just hasn't
>> been updated, but I'd be concerned as this is low-level CPU and OS-
>> specific stuff.)
> I haven't followed this thread fully -- Maarten only recently
> brought it to my attention. Does anybody here knows if the current
> version of CLISP (that is 2.38) compiles on Intel-based Macs? If
> that's the case, that would be enough reason to use it in xindy's
I have SAGE built on both platforms; this uses clisp 2.38.p1, and I
don't yet know whether there was a problem building the "stock" 2.38
version on either platform.
Now for some real weirdness:
I note the following:
1) I don't see "/sw" show up in any environment variable, although I
do have a symlink to "/sw/lib/libfac.a" in /usr/local/lib.
2) I renamed "/sw" to make sure it wasn't interfering. I reinstalled
xindy and did configure/make. This time, it passed the tests, but
blew up in the build of clisp (tail of the 'make' output below).
3) I moved "/opt" (DarwinPorts) and "/usr/local" out of the way. Bad
Ideal (xindy wants to see TeX support around, and it's in /usr/local).
4) I moved "/usr/local" back, and left "/opt" moved out of the way.
I reinstalled xindy, and rebuilt. Back to blowing up at the
5) I put "/opt" back, reinstalled, rebuilt. Unlike (2), it blew up
at the trampoline test.
So now I am officially Confused.
It's almost as if we're fighting Cosmic Rays.
=====tail of 'make' output:
Compiling file /private/tmp/xindy-2.2-beta2/rte/clisp-2.33.2/src/
Wrote file /private/tmp/xindy-2.2-beta2/rte/clisp-2.33.2/src/regexp/
The following functions were used but not defined:
0 errors, 0 warnings
/tmp/xindy-2.2-beta2/rte/clisp-2.33.2/src/lisp.run -M /tmp/xindy-2.2-
beta2/rte/clisp-2.33.2/src/lispinit.mem -B /tmp/xindy-2.2-beta2/rte/
clisp-2.33.2/src -Efile UTF-8 -Eterminal UTF-8 -norc -q ../
;; MODPREP: "regexi.c" --> #P"regexi.m.c"
;; MODPREP: reading "regexi.c": 4,049 bytes,
*** - UNIX error 45 (EOPNOTSUPP): Operation not supported on socket
Real time: 0.009905 sec.
Run time: 0.009778 sec.
Space: 57876 Bytes
make: *** [regexi.m.c] Error 1
make: *** [regexp] Error 2
make: *** [xindy.run] Error 2
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon-At-Large
Institute for the Enhancement of the Director's Income
Experience is what you get
when you don't get what you want.
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