[tex-live] bibtex8 on Linux do not work with Windows-styled .bst files

Pavel Parkhomenko ra85551 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 20:54:34 CET 2012


When I try to use bibtex8 with Windows-styled .bst files in Linux
(i.e. there are CR+LF at the end of each line instead on traditional
Linux single LF),
bibtex8 ends up with an error:

*****     bibtex8 -H -c cp1251 autoref
The 8-bit codepage and sorting file: cp1251.csf
The top-level auxiliary file: autoref.aux
The style file: gost705.bst
" "can't start a style-file command---line 14 of file gost705.bst
(Error may have been on previous line)
(There was 1 error message)

gost705.bst mentioned in the example above can be found in disser
package at http://citylan.dl.sourceforge.net/project/disser/disser.tds/1.1.8/disser-1.1.8.tds.zip

I use texlive 2009 on Ubuntu Linux, but I can confirm this bug is also
in texlive 2011.3-4 on Arch Linux.

It would be good if bibtex8 would work on every platform regardless of
what platform .bst file had been initially created on.

Pavel Parkhomenko

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