[tex-live] Problem with perl in Windows 7

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Jan 10 23:38:58 CET 2012

On Mi, 11 Jan 2012, Robert B. Gozzoli wrote:
> I thank you for the email. When I run Biber through the command line,
> it works fine. I attach the log file here at the bottom. Even with
> emacs, pressing C-c C-c, does not give me any problem about it. And I

so then there is no problem with the perl itself, as both Emacs as well
as the command line uses latex/biber/etc

> Xelatex. It is with something like Texworks or WinEdt that the problem
> come out. Even invoking biber in Texworks does not do anything. The

Well, maybe yourhave configured TW and WinEdt to use something else thatn
the real installation?

As it works from the command line, it is definitely NOT (!!!) a problem of
TeXLive, but of your paticular setup. You might have old copies 
hanging around (did you install biber yourself at some point in time?),
or other tricks.

> Thus, I believe the problem goes back to perl, that is somehow
> corrupted. I can use emacs, and running cyclically for the output. But

HOW??? As a scientist please think rational. Computers are logical,
not irrational beasts trying to enrage the user. If it works on the
command line, the perl is not corrupted, so something else must be
the problem.

> C:\Users\gavinpc\AppData\Local\Temp\hK625BOxsR\PsammetichusII.bib_948.utf8,
> line 1, warning: 3 characters of junk seen at toplevel

It could be that you are having problems with encodings?!?
That is the only error log I could find.

Best wishes

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