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

Heiko Oberdiek heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Sat Sep 24 14:36:01 CEST 2011

On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 01:27:00PM +0200, Herbert Voss wrote:

> Am 24.09.2011 13:12, schrieb Arno Trautmann:
> >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?
> no, makes also no sense ...

As Norbert has written, this is nothing for the "newcomer"
(unless there are packages/classes that support this).
You can call BibTeX, Makeindex, ..., if the auxiliary files
are closed (e.g. right at the beginning or after closing).

Yours sincerely
  Heiko Oberdiek

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