herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Oct 20 18:37:03 CEST 2020
> On Oct 20, 2020, at 11:31 AM, Joseph Wright <joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk> wrote:
> On 20/10/2020 15:55, Joseph Wright wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I'm having an issue with Biber on the Mac when using TeXworks: I'm not sure exactly where the issue lies, hence including the various mailing lists here.
>> Those of you on the MacTeX list will know I've been trying to do some apparently simple: access a single BibTeX file stored inside my 'Documents' area. It seems this is tricky on the Mac using BIBINPUTS, so I have gone down the symlink route: I have in ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib
>> ln - s <path-to-directory-holding-my-database> Literature
>> From the Terminal, everything is happy:
>> joseph at palladium ~ % kpsewhich --biber Literature.bib
>> and I can set up a test, run pdflatex/Biber/pdflatex and get nice references typeset. Things get weird, though, from inside TeXworks.
>> From TeXworks, I *can* use classical BibTeX to find the file (using a suitable 'classical' input file). I can also find other files linked using symlinks, most notably some local classes. However, Biber can't find Literature.bib when run from inside TeXworks.
>> As I'm not relying on the environment, but only on the file system, I'm at a loss. Details of my TeXworks installation are below - it's a very recent install.
>> Anyone got any idea what's up? (Obviously I can just run Biber from the Terminal.) A quick test shows everything is OK from TeXShop too ...
>> ----- configuration info -----
>> TeXworks version : 0.6.5r.649699a ("travis-ci")
>> Install location : /Applications/TeXworks.app
>> Library path : /Users/joseph/Library/TeXworks/
>> pdfTeX location : /usr/local/texlive/2020/bin/x86_64-darwin/pdftex
>> Operating system : Mac OS X 10.15.7 (Darwin Kernel Version 19.6.0: Mon Aug 31 22:12:52 PDT 2020; root:xnu-6153.141.2~1/RELEASE_X86_64)
>> Qt version : 5.14.1 (build) / 5.14.1 (runtime)
> Ulrike Fischer asked a good question: can Biber find other .bib files: it seems only if they are either 'here' or are given as absolute paths. That's not affected by the symlink aspect, so presumably there's something preventing tree searching.
But then why would biber find .bib files when executed in Terminal and TeXShop?
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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