[OS X TeX] aid with urlbst on a custom-bib file
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Aug 31 14:14:40 CEST 2006
Am 31.08.2006 um 13:51 schrieb Simon Lisney:
> the result of 'which urlbst' in Terminal is;
>> Last login: Thu Aug 31 12:02:20 on ttyp1
>> Welcome to Darwin!
>> Mac-G4:~ simon$ which urlbst
>> no urlbst in /bin /sbin /usr/bin /usr/sbin /usr/local/bin /usr/
So you don't have it available yet!
> Some help with the installation process would help as I think that
> is the problem.
> 1. How do I "check that the path to the Perl binary is correct" ?
which perl – just as with 'which urlbst'. The which scripts looks in
those directories mentioned in $PATH for an executable of that name
(s) you give as argument(s). If 'which perl' returns 'no perl in ...'
then something's wrong!
> 2. How do it copy to "/usr/local/bin" as I can see it in my
> directory (alias in Library to teTex/bin/ ?)
sudo cp <the file(s) you mean> /usr/local/bin
> 3. Do I only copy the 'urlbst' file as the Perl binary. Folder
No, certainly not. The PDF file is some documentation, the BST files
are surely necessary requisites. Both would go into the /usr/local/
teTeX/share/texmf.local branch. Usually a 'make install' or, if it's
going to be installed into the system's trees: 'sudo make install'
should do the installation right.
> What about 'configure' and urlbst.in which look like binary files too.
The shell script configure needs to be invoked before anything else.
It usually creates a file called 'Makefile' which then can 'make' the
whole software via 'make <options to the make programme> <an optional
target>'. Configure often accepts arguments or option, './configure --
help' will show these. The final configure run, before make is
invoked, should again start with './configure' because bash does not
search for an executable in the directory you are currently working in.
> 4. Do I need to copy the .bst files
Read the INSTALL and README documentation!
> to the texmf/bibtex/bst folder even if I do not intend to use them?
Same as above. The proper place should be in the /usr/local/teTeX/
share/texmf.local tree, i.e /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/bibtex/
bst/<some sub-directory, for example urlbst>. Only here the files can
survive an update of the TeX i-Package. Od course a private
installation might also work, only for you.
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