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

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 01:07:15 CET 2012

** Pavel Parkhomenko [2012-02-09 23:54:34 +0400]:

> Hello,

> 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.

Simple use LF then. It would work with Linux and Windows (if TeX Live
distribution is used, IMO).

WBR, Vladimir Lomov

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		-- Ogden Nash

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