[tex-live] biber in cygwin64 tl2016 builds

Ken Brown kbrow1i at gmail.com
Thu May 19 15:57:02 CEST 2016

On 5/19/2016 9:06 AM, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 5/19/2016 8:50 AM, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
>> Am Thu, 19 May 2016 09:46:28 +0100 schrieb David Carlisle:
>>> biber apparently hangs on any input if I just use something as simple as
>>> \documentclass{article}
>>> \usepackage{biblatex}
>>> \begin{document}
>>> \end{document}
>>> then after pdflatex file, biber file just hangs at the command line
>>> with no output and no log (even with --trace) and I have to kill it.
>> You could also add an issue to the biber tracker
>> https://github.com/plk/biber/issues. Philip has perhaps an idea
>> what's going on.
> I built the binary, so let me take a look and see if I can figure out
> what the problem is.  Phil, I may need your help.  Do you have any
> debugging hints?

Never mind.  I can't reproduce the problem on my system:

$ cat test.tex

$ /usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-cygwin/pdflatex test
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (TeX Live 2016) 
(preloaded format=pdflatex)
  restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
No file test.aux.
No file test.bbl.

LaTeX Warning: There were undefined references.

Package biblatex Warning: Please (re)run Biber on the file:
(biblatex)                test
(biblatex)                and rerun LaTeX afterwards.

No pages of output.
Transcript written on test.log.

$ /usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-cygwin/biber test
INFO - This is Biber 2.5
INFO - Logfile is 'test.blg'
INFO - Reading 'test.bcf'
WARN - No data sources defined!

David, I'm sorry, but I don't know what the problem could be on your system.


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