[tex-live] Wrong directory separator for bib files on Windows

Kyeong Soo (Joseph) Kim kyeongsoo.kim at gmail.com
Fri Oct 18 00:27:19 CEST 2013

I installed texlive today on Windows 7 (64 bit), but BiBTeX cannot
find any bib files not only on 'texmf-local' or '~/texmf' directories
but also on the current directory.

After spending some times, I found the output from 'kpsewhich
-show-path=bib' rather strange (I moved my Users directory to D

D:\Users\kks\Documents\texmf\bibtex\bib\ieee>kpsewhich -show-path=bib

D:\Users\kks\Documents\texmf\bibtex\bib\ieee>kpsewhich -show-path=bst

As you can see above, for 'bst' (and other file types), the directory
separator is semicolon (;), while for 'bib', that is colon (:) which
is not correct on Windows.

So I wonder why the directory separator was not properly set only for
'bib' files. For your information, I unset all TEXMF-related
environment variables and haven't done any changes for texlive

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

With Regards,
K. S. (Joseph)

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