[tex-live] bibtex8

Kaja P. Christiansen kaja at daimi.au.dk
Tue Oct 7 15:44:42 CEST 2003

Maksym Polyakov writes:

 > another problem: bibtex8 can not find .bst and .csf files 
 > neither in the current directiry nor in texmf trees :-(
 > platforms: solaris7, win32.
 > Simplest example:

The same example fails when run with i386-linux and mips-irix6.5.
Below is an excerpt from a run on a linux box:

# which bibtex8
# kpsewhich -progname=bibtex8 -show-path=bst
# bibtex8 btxdoc
Error: cannot open CS file: 88591lat.csf
The top-level auxiliary file: btxdoc.aux
I couldn't open style file plain.bst

Reason: No such file or directory
---line 24 of file btxdoc.aux
 : \bibstyle{plain
 :                }
I'm skipping whatever remains of this command
I found no style file---while reading file btxdoc.aux
(There were 2 error messages)

Fabrice writes:

 > Solution : 
 > BIBINPUTS.bibtex8 =			.;$TEXMF/bibtex/{bib,}//
 > BSTINPUTS.bibtex8 =			.;$TEXMF/bibtex/{bst,csf,}//

It doesn't seem to have helped (I added these extensions to texmf.cnf 
used in the example above - see expansion of -show-path=bst).


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