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

Alex Hamann mailinglist at alex-hamann.de
Thu Nov 13 11:23:28 CET 2008

On 13.11.2008, at 00:54, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> 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
> Howdy,
> 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)


I got all of the warnings when running bibtex8 but the run was stil  
successfully ended and the bibliography generated.
Of course I could just correct the information in my bib-file but as  
the manual run worked nevertheless and I want to keep that  
information in the month-field for sorting reasons within BibDesk I  
would probably prefer to stick with running latex/bibtex manually if  
it really is that the problem that causes latexmk to exit.



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