Are there any packages which depend on other 'non-standard' command line programs (i.e. not
bibtex and friends)?
When writing a document in e.g.
LaTeX, this of course needs to be compiled with e.g.
pdflatex. With a bibliography, this requires a separate call to
biber), another command-line program.
I have found that
makeindex are two such commands (used by the packages glossaries and makeidx, respectively). Are there any more which are in common use, perhaps with their own associated auxillary files?
I'm asking as I'm trying to automate the compiling process a little for common-use cases. While `latexmk' is great, it doesn't appear to support glossaries at this time.
Updated - sorry
latexmk can be tweaked to include
makeglossaries as below, afraid I didn't know about this.
Updated - there are indeed a lot of these 'supporting' commands. @Nicola Talbot's comment gives the longest list (http://ctan.org/tex-archive/support) - again, new to me and will be glad to accept as an answer.
makeindex is now standard; by 'common-use' I guess it's my own use case. ChkTeX looks like integrating into the workflow. try also looks like a good approach to integrating these command-line steps.