[OS X TeX] BibTeX-Problem on Mac: couldn't open style file/ couldn't open database file

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Oct 30 01:29:16 CET 2008

On Oct 29, 2008, at 6:15 PM, Matthias Geissbuehler wrote:

> Hey Pete,
> Thanks for your quick reply!
>> Does BibTeX work on the command line, i.e., run without errors?
> Nope: It produces the exactly same error messages as posted before...
>> Does the command "kpsewhich unsrt.bst" work on the command line,
>> i.e., return the path name of the file?
> didn't know that command: it does not return anything (neither error  
> nor path name - however it ).
>> The files listb.bib and mybib.bib are not part TeX Live – where are
>> they installed?
> Sorry this was probably not clear in my first post: they belong to  
> the simple example that I found somewhere on the web (I discovered  
> my problem first with my own document, but then I tried to find a  
> more simple example to rule out other possible sources for problems:  
> so I just found this demo as a first hit in google...).
> So once again: the simple example is from:
> http://shelah.logic.at/eindex.html
> with the three files:
> http://shelah.logic.at/lpaper.tex
> http://shelah.logic.at/listb.bib
> http://shelah.logic.at/mybib.bib
> I have them all inside a folder:
> /Users/myUserName/downloads/test/
>> What is the command "which bibtex" on the command line returning?
> /usr/texbin/bibtex
> Thanks for any additional help!
> Mat


Do you have older TeX distributions? Please go to System Preferences- 
 >TeX Distribution and see what distribution is active. Also what does  
the command

echo $PATH


Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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