[tex-live] Biber issue after update

Robert Alessi alessi at robertalessi.net
Wed Mar 21 00:03:07 CET 2018

On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 04:51:14PM -0600, Karl Berry wrote:
>     I suspect some glitch may have found its way into the latest biber, as
>     at any rate it should not search for PAR in /usr/local/
> It is not biber that is searching for the PAR module, it is Perl.
> Your cpan install presumably installed PAR somewhere that Perl is not
> looking.

Well, I am very confused I must say, as PAR is not even part of my
distribution—at least as a distinct package.  I run Hyperbola.  What
confuses me is that biber was working fine until the last update from
pretest a couple of days ago.

>     Does anyone know for a fact that PAR is now required by biber whereas
>     it wasn't before?  
> I was under the impression it has always been required. But maybe it was
> a variant of PAR (PAR::Packer?); I'm not sure. Best to check with the
> biber author.

I have no clue. I will do that.  Thanks for the advice.

>     I never had to install it until now.
> Changes in your perl?

I don't think so.  It was last updated on 2017-05-14.

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