Add tags Information and discussion about MakeIndex - the tool to generate subject indices for LaTeX documents.
I've been working on the installation of Xindy, a flexible, multi-language index processor for LaTeX (and others); for the Windows OS, and specifically for the MiKTeX distribution, which was the only one who did not have the tool (TeXLive has it).
After several attempts, I managed to run Xindy 2.2 in MiKTeX, and the Xindy files are in the MiKTeX main folder, following the MiKTeX folder system.
I uploaded the necessary files to the web, so that anyone with MiKTeX can use it.
The development process log can be found here.
If something does not work or there is an error, please reply in this post.
Last edited by lartkma on Tue Dec 29th, 2009, edited 2 times in total.
although I don't usually use MiKTeX I will spread the word among some friends of mine that want to benefit from using Xindy with MiKTeX. I think that they will thank and appreciate your effort (of course, I do so).
Please disregard my previous question. It seems that I have been able to install the required files after editing the PATH variable.
In MiKTeK configuration, I enter xindy instead of the usual makeindex for the MakeIndex task. However, it gives me an error: Script interpreter is not found in PATH. What am I missing?
Yes, I found and error when I follow my instructions in computers different than mine, but I never gave me the time for modify. Sorry for that.
The problem is about the Perl interpreter in folder 'tlperl'. I suggest, for now, don't use this (you can erase this folder, and delete the folder's reference in PATH). Try to install a Perl interpreter instead (for example, Strawberry Perl). At the beginning, I don't want to use a new program, but I've seen it's a better option.
I'll upload new files and instructions soon.
After updating my MikTeX distrib, Xindy is no more installed on my XP (I probably did dirty tricks ).
As your tuto works fine, I would do it again, but the MegaUpload Link is obviously dead right now...
I tried to find another binary on google but I failed. So I dug up this post, to know if you can give us another link
Thank you !
I have reviewed the whole process you have done, but please appreciate it if you can upload files to the server, or even better if you could generate a manual to install Xindy and use for MiKTeX
Maybe I'm asking too much but I really need your help.
Thanks for your answer and help
Andrés Sarmiento C.
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