xindy with AUCTeX

Is there a way to seamlessly integrate xindy with AUCTeX so that if I execute C-c C-c repeatedly (or alternatively if I execute C-c C-a once) the AUCTex engine will know the sequence of commands required to eventually produce a PDF file of my .tex source, including indices?

Consider the following LaTeX document:

\documentclass{amsart}

\usepackage[xindy]{glossaries}
\makeglossaries
\newglossaryentry{x}{name={world},description={the universe}}

\begin{document}

\title{The Title}
\maketitle

Hello, \gls{x}!

\printglossaries

\end{document}


If I run the following sequence, the resulting document doesn't contain a glossary (see below). Why? How can it be fixed?

1. C-c Latex
2. C-c Xindy
3. C-c Latex
4. C-c View

The resulting pdf file:

• AUCTeX supports xindy, but doesn't know when it has to run it. Ask the author of the package to issue a warning when it's necessary to run xindy, so that AUCTeX will be able to catch the warning and run the program appropriately. – giordano May 15 '17 at 8:59
• @giordano Perhaps some local variable to set? – egreg May 15 '17 at 9:24
• xindy is supported in the sense that it is in the list of commands that you can manually run with C-c C-c – giordano May 15 '17 at 9:25
• Uhm, the command that is executed is texindy filename-without-extension, but probably that's wrong. It can be adjusted, but I don't know how, the manual of xindy isn't particularly illuminating. On which file you should run texindy on? – giordano May 15 '17 at 10:14
• Really?!? :-D I was looking to the manual with man texindy, that's why I couldn't find the information. Anyway, you should customize TeX-command-list with customize-variable RET TeX-command-list RET and change the "Xindy" command with xindy -L english -C utf8 -I xindy -M %s -t %s.glg -o %s.gls %s.glo, then click on the "Apply and save button". – giordano May 15 '17 at 10:29

AUCTeX has an entry for Xindy in TeX-command-list since 2013, but probably no one ever used it, since it seems it's wrong.

It turned out that the OP wanted to run the command

xindy -L english -C utf8 -I xindy -M myDoc -t myDoc.glg -o myDoc.gls myDoc.glo


being myDoc the base name of the TeX file.

It's possible to customize the entry for Xindy in TeX-command-list. One is by using customize-variable and is described in this comment, the other one, slightly better, is the following: add the following line to your init file:

(eval-after-load "tex"

(eval-after-load "latex"