[OS X TeX] Engines in TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Oct 4 14:36:58 CEST 2016

> On Oct 4, 2016, at 3:38 AM, Simon Spiegel <simon at simifilm.ch> wrote:
> Hi,
> there’s something about TeXShop engines I don’t get. I have two versions of biber installed. The regular from TL which is located in /Library/TeX/texbin and a build from GitHub installed at /opt/local/bin/. Since I also use the latest biblatex from GitHub, I need the latter (biber will fail with older versions). I created a biber engine for TeXShop which is in ~/Application Support/TeXShop/Engines/ and which is then available in the popup menu in the TeXShop GUI.
> So far so good. What doesn’t work is calling this engine with % !BIB TS-program = biber. When I add this line to a document and then chose BibTeX to typeset the document, biber from /Library/TeX/texbin called and compilation fails since it is not new enough.
> For some reason, TeXShop does *not* seem to use the biber engine in ~/Application Support/TeXShop/Engines/ but directly calls /Library/TeX/texbin.
> Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?
> Simon
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That directive tells TeXShop to use the biber in the TeX Distribution. 

You might try to use the line

% !BIB TS-program = /opt/local/bin/biber

and see if that works.

PS: Where did you put the newer biblatex package?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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