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Jeffrey Roland jroland at lsu.edu
Fri Mar 9 19:31:41 CET 2007

On Mar 9, 2007, at 8:20 AM, Alan Munn wrote:
> One thing that I've noticed with the  TeX Live distribution is that  
> it is much pickier about where in the directory structure it looks  
> for bibtex related files. So make sure (i) that you have the  
> following folder structure inside ~/Library/texmf:
> bibtex/bib (bibtex databases here)
> bibtex/bst (bibliography styles here)
> It is not sufficient to put either bib files or bst files just in  
> the bibtex folder. Perhaps this is the problem. (Although I'm not  
> sure that that would account for the behaviour you describe.)
> Alan
> -- 
> Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
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> Slavic, Asian and African Languages   Fax.  +1-517-432-2736
> Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824       Tel.   
> +1-517-355-7491

My directory structure is just as you describe.  As I recall, I had a  
problem with BibTeX finding bib files when I first installed TeXLive  
(using MacTeX), and separating the bibtex databases and bibliography  
styles as you indicate was the fix.  So that's not the explanation  
for the current mystery.  I suppose as long as it works reliably I  
won't worry about it too much, but one does wonder....



Jeffrey Roland
Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
106 Coates Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge LA   70803

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