[texhax] Ubuntu pdflatex doesn't recognize \addbibresource{}

Christopher W. Ryan cryan at binghamton.edu
Mon Aug 8 14:29:16 CEST 2011

I installed biblatex via my Ubuntu disto:

apt-get install biblatex

There are no example files in  /usr/share/texmf/doc/latex/biblatex but 
there is a biblatex.pdf, similar to the one I was reading online. It's by

Philipp Lehman
plehman at gmx.net
Version 0.8e
July 4, 2009

So I guess Ubuntu 10.04 installs an older version of biblatex?

At any rate, you are right: that documentation says to use 
\bibliography{}. And that solves the problem.

Thanks for the help.


Philipp Stephani wrote:
> 2011/8/7 Christopher W. Ryan<cryan at binghamton.edu>:
>> I'm just beginning to learn biblatex, hoping it will ease the writing of
>> papers with MLA style, as compared to bibtex.  Running Ubuntu 10.04.
>> I'm studying from this document:
>> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/exptl/biblatex/doc/biblatex.pdf
>> I've downloaded example files for biblatex from here:
>> http://ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/exptl/biblatex/doc/examples/
> Did you also install biblatex from there? CTAN usually contains the
> newest public versions of the packages, which you might not have
> installed. It is best to use the documentation and examples from your
> installation. Use
> texdoc biblatex
> for the locally-installed manual; the example files should be in the directory
> /usr/share/texmf/doc/latex/biblatex
>> It fails to recognize
>> the \addbibresource{} command in my preamble.
> Try \bibliography instead (that command is deprecated in the newest
> versions, but works anyway).

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