[OS X TeX] problem calling biber and BibTeX

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Dec 26 16:33:50 CET 2014

> On Dec 26, 2014, at 8:55 AM, John Burt <burt at brandeis.edu> wrote:
> When I call biber from TeXShop as usual, I have begun getting an error message I don't understand:
> data source /var/folders/yh/5bxw_bps5nqgydxxbcyyrrg80000gn/T/par-6a6f686e62757274/cache-1ea1c894d061cba85b64a1b380f6c297de02c7c4//inc/lib/Biber/LaTeX/recode_data.xml not found in .
> INFO - This is Biber 1.8
> INFO - Logfile is 'newsecondinaugarticle.blg'
> If I change my file to use BibTeX instead, and call BibTeX from Alpha rather than
> from TeXShop I also don't get a bibliography.
> I find that I can run BibTeX, but not biber, from the command line. Does anyone have any idea what is going on?
> John Burt


Biber unpacks a bunch of perl libraries in a temporary directory when it first runs. Every once in a while biber geets updated but the old libraries are in place. Try running

sudo rm -fR /var/folders/yh/5bxw_bps5nqgydxxbcyyrrg80000gn/T/par-6a6f686e62757274

on your system and then run biber. I consider this a bug but others don't seem to agree.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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