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

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk
Thu Aug 23 06:44:38 CEST 2012

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
 >   > OK, thanks Reinhard, but still somewhat confused in that this
 >   > is (as far as I can tell) the first time that Cygwin has come
 >   > into this thread ...  Where/how is Cygwin involved ?
 > It's one of the platforms supported by TeX Live.

Of which there are many.  But each may have a different rule when
it comes to specifying how the preferred location for temporary
files is to be indicated through the medium of environment
variables, so whilst it makes perfect sense for the Cygwin port
to use Cygwin conventions, surely the Windows port should use
Windows conventions, should it not ?

** Phil.

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