[tex-live] Biber issue after update

Paul Vojta vojta at math.berkeley.edu
Wed Mar 21 21:52:10 CET 2018

On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 10:06:14PM +0000, Karl Berry wrote:
>     > Can't locate PAR.pm in @INC (you may need to install the PAR module)
> It is true that Biber requires the PAR module.
> We can't feasibly provide it (or any other Perl modules) in TL.
> So, try running:
> cpan install PAR
> (Or whatever distro way you have to install CPAN modules.)
> On older systems biber may not work at all, and nothing can be done
> about that. But I expect 5.26.0 should be ok. --hope this helps, karl.

I believe that biber comes with its own suite of packages, supposedly all that it
needs to run.  (Look in /tmp after running biber.)

So, it looks like a packaging/build error in biber.

Paul Vojta

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