[tex-live] biber in TeX Live

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Apr 21 15:34:00 CEST 2010

Jindrich Novy <jnovy at redhat.com> wrote:

> I have another request from Fedora TeX Live user who would like to see
> biber in TeX Live:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=584063
> What do you think? Could biber coexist with bibtex in TeX Live?

surely, linux distros are in a better position to provide a separate
biber (rpm|deb) than tl is to provide one of its packages?

the problem is the large number of perl dependencies, which is surely
"run of the mill" for you, but definitely stressful for tl.

and in any case, you could surely put a biber rpm on the road well
before tl 2010 is likely to be released?


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