I am on a Lubuntu 15.04 pc, texlive-full installed. I can't compile my file with \usepackage{multind} because multind.sty is not found.

Does anyone know if it's possible to manually install this package and, if so, how?


By way of explanation, multind is a package for LaTeX 2.09 which is long deprecated (early 90s?) by the availability of LaTeX 2e.

You should take a look at modern packages for including multiple indices. This CTAN topic lists both the obsolete 2.09 package and some current ones.

  • imakeidx is popular because it avoids the need for a separate step to run the external tool which creates the index. But as Harish Kumar points out, it can also handle multiple indices.

  • index is widely used, I think. However, the link on CTAN is broken - it has a long-standing problem with this package. Type texdoc index to read about it. (I guess it will be packaged in texlive-full.)

  • splitindex is a later development which uses TeX's resources more efficiently. So you can have more than 16 indices or you can use many indices in addition to other things requiring dedicated output streams.

  • What about imakeidx? It is more powerful like its author ;) – user11232 Sep 2 '15 at 0:59
  • @HarishKumar Tell that to CTAN! – cfr Sep 2 '15 at 1:18
  • @HarishKumar Thanks. I've added it. I must admit, I've only ever used it for questions on this site and I didn't realise it handled multiple indices. But I've only ever made quite simple indices and never, that I recall, more than one. (One is more than enough trouble in my experience!) – cfr Sep 2 '15 at 1:23

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