[OS X TeX] bibtex8 engine and %!TEX TS-program = XeLaTeX

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Nov 13 01:54:44 CET 2008

On Nov 12, 2008, at 6:48 PM, Alex Hamann wrote:

> Hi Herb,
> adding the semicolon and deleting the TS-program-command at the  
> beginning of the preamble now led to the correct calling of the  
> bibtex8-engine.
> It did stop however, at this point:
> Latexmk: applying rule 'bibtex Essay1'...
> The 8-bit codepage and sorting file: 88591lat.csf
> The top-level auxiliary file: Essay1.aux
> The style file: biblatex.bst
> Database file #1: Essay1-blx.bib
> Database file #2: PoWi.bib
> Biblatex version: 0.8
> Warning--Invalid format of field 'month' in entry 'Gordon:2007aa'
> Warning--Invalid format of field 'month' in entry 'Panofsky:2007aa'
> Warning--Invalid format of field 'month' in entry 'Yew:2007aa'
> (There were 3 warnings)
> Latexmk: Use the -f option to force complete processing.
> Latexmk: Errors, so I did not complete making targets
> The warnings mentioned in the log above are actually ok as entries  
> in the Date-field will override the invalid format in the month- 
> field. I will see if I can look into this some more on the weekend  
> and will report if there is any underlying problem that could come  
> from latexmk and not just my specific files.
> Cheers,
> Alex


That does sound like it has nothing to do with the latexmk but rather  
the bibliography files generated by biblatex and/or PoWi.bib. Didn't  
you get these messages when you did things by hand?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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