Xindy on Mandrake Linux

TeX supports many languages. However, sorting words alphabetically is more difficult in most of these, than in English. This makes the use of the makeindex program impossible, for example in Hungarian. Xindy (a flexible index system) is a solution to these problems. I downloaded xindy, but I couldn't find a working binary on the Internet. Here are my rpm packages, in case you don't want to experience all the compilation problems. Hope it works. (I built the package on Mandrake Linux 9.0. I could install it on SuSE 7.3 as well.)

RPM package: xindy-2.1-1mdk.i586.rpm

RPM source: xindy-2.1-1mdk.src.rpm

Here are some updated packages: this version compiles using gcc-3.3.1 (under Mandrake Linux 9.2) as well. Both binary versions can be installed on Mandrake 9.0 and 9.2 both.

RPM package: xindy-2.1-2mdk.i586.rpm

RPM source: xindy-2.1-2mdk.src.rpm

Even more updated packages: these are tested to build and install on Mandrake Linux 10.1. It's quite probable that it's possible to compile this on older and newer versions of Mandrake (or Mandriva) Linux

RPM package: xindy-2.1-3mdk.i586.rpm

RPM source: xindy-2.1-3mdk.src.rpm

Now it is possible to install the packages automatically by issuing the commands:
urpmi.addmedia xindy with
urpmi xindy