[tex-live] xindy doesn't work on windows

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue Aug 21 16:01:26 CEST 2012

I can't run xindy on a texlive 2012 installed on win xp. I get the
following error:

I:\Z-Test>xindy -M texindy -L german-duden orte.idx
*** - TRUENAME: Directory #P"C:\\DOKUME~1\\User\\LOKALE~1\\Temp\\"
does not exist

J:\texlive\2012\bin\win32\runscript.tlu:591: command failed with
exit code 1:
perl.exe j:/texlive/2012/texmf/scripts/xindy/xindy.pl -M texindy -L
german-duden orte.idx

The Temp-folder *does* exist, and if I add debug options I can see
that xindy write and reads files in this folder. So I suspect a bug
(quoting error) in xindy.pl or texindy.pl but I'm wondering why
nobody else seems to have problems. Is here someone on win xp who
could try it?

orte.idx was created with this document:

abc \index{orte}{Ort}Ort

Ulrike Fischer 

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