[OS X TeX] biber and biblatex

Scot Mcphee scot.mcphee at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 11:19:38 CET 2013


Some weeks ago I started using biblatex and biber for the creation of my bibliography in my PhD. Initially my tests for this were on a test file, just to get a feel for the citation and bibliography styles.

Now I've applied it to my first actual thesis chapter and I've found that it no longer works. 

I even went back to the original test file and found it no longer works either.

TeXshop reports the following;

Latexmk: Failed to find one or more biber source files:

Is the problem it cannot find the .bib file? kpsewhich reports

$ kpsewhich phd.bib

In the .BCF file which is generated, there is a 'bibdata' section;
  <bcf:bibdata section="0">
    <bcf:datasource type="file" datatype="bibtex">phd.bib</bcf:datasource>

and a collection of the citekeys appears after that.

In my header/preamble there is this


There is no complaint that phd.bib can't be found in the TexShop console, but if I trash all the aux files and recompile it complains that every single citation is undefined, and that the "bbl" file is missing.

What is going on, or how do I narrow the source of the problem down? 

many thanks

scot.mcphee at gmail.com

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