[texhax] [tex-live] biber in texmf.cnf

Arno Trautmann Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de
Sat Sep 24 13:12:02 CEST 2011

Herbert Voss wrote:
> Am 24.09.2011 13:14, schrieb Norbert Preining:
>>> Of course, but I'm thinking of a newcomer who wants to use a simple
>>> bibliography tool. And the most simple (in my opinion) and flexible
>>> is bibLaTeX + biber. But a newcomer should not at all be forced to
>>> manipulate the texmf.cnf.
>> But a newcomer will never know how to start biber from within TeX, so
>> why bother. He will just call biber after the tex run. This is BTW
>> what I'm doing myself, don't caring for write18 at all.
> and, if possible, where is the sense of running biber from within
> the document? Biber needs the aux and/or xml file, created by
> a finished latex run.

Is this different for BibTeX?


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