[OS X TeX] Who is using biblatex?

Alan T Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Tue Nov 30 22:10:47 CET 2010

On 1/12/2010, at 8:55 AM, Simon Spiegel wrote:

> On 30.11.2010, at 20:54, Alan T Litchfield wrote:
>> On 1/12/2010, at 8:30 AM, Simon Spiegel wrote:
>>> Of course, what is difficult, always lies in the eye of the  
>>> beholder, but compiling biber yourself really isn't so difficult.  
>>> You mainly need a proper perl installation (I use the macports  
>>> installation) and then you need to install a bunch of perl modules  
>>> via cpan. Depending on how much you're used to working with the  
>>> terminal and with perl, this is certainly doable.
>> Yes, I have perl 5.8.8 so no problem there. The build successfully  
>> installed the necessary CPAN dependencies (which is nice) but  
>> reports that it ``Can't locate IPC/Cmd.pm in @INC''. Installing  
>> that perl reports two more dependencies not met. ...
> That means IPC::Cmd is missing. A 'sudo cpan IPC::Cmd' should fix  
> this.

Failed 24/26 test programs. 8/14 subtests failed.

**sigh** Followed by ``Can't locate Log/Log4perl.pm in @INC''

Which will no doubt be followed by something else.

Also ran install Bundle::CPAN.

Time is against me. I will stick with bibtex or bibtex8 until I have  
head space. Thanks however. At least I have a starting point for the  


Alan T Litchfield
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