biber, two issues

mario chiari ml at
Wed Jun 12 23:39:14 CEST 2019

On Mon, 2019-06-10 at 23:54 +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 2019-06-10 at 16:42:26 +0200, mario chiari wrote:
> I just run biber through strace and now I see that it doesn't use the
> Perl installation at all.  It installs files in a temporary directory
> and uses them, hence it's unclear to me why it behaves differently on
> different machines.
> I can see that biber obeys the variable TMPDIR.  It's obviously set to
> /var/www/tmp on your machine, which is quite strange if you type biber
> --help on the command line.  Did you run it as a normal user?  Only
> your web server should use /var/www.

I installed texlive 2019. Everything works fine (and faster), if I run my .php
script from terminal (and biber from therein). Instead, biber crashes if I call
the same  .php script from a web browser (localhost/myscript.php) 

For some reason I do not remember any more, my .bash_profile includes lines:

It does not fix to set PAR_GLOBAL_TEMP=/var/www/html/tmp


> Regards,
>   Reinhard
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