[OS X TeX] BibTeX Can't Find Style that pdfTeX can

Michael Hanson mshanson at wesleyan.edu
Fri Jul 12 12:04:57 EDT 2002

	I have found that placing .bst files anywhere in 
~/Library/texmf/bibtex/ (i.e. within an arbitrarily named subdirectory 
of this path) allows them to be seen by BibTeX.  However, I notice that 
at least two other list members suggest ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bst/ for 
.bst files.  Is there any documentation about the "proper" (or "best 
practices") location of files in the texmf hierarchy?  I scoured CTAN 
and a few LaTeX books (many months back) without success.  I must agree 
with Gerben's comment at the beginning of README.howtexfindsfiles:  
"TeX's way of finding files is quite rich and complicated and at certain 
times counterintuitive."  This is certainly the case for those of us 
switching from an OS 9 TeX environment (OzTeX in my case), that was much 
less, well, particular about the location of files.  Is any practical 
file organization overview available for those of us forced by OS X to 
become our own sysadmins?  TIA!

On Friday, July 12, 2002, at 11:14  AM, Jeff Collins wrote:

> Please forgive the specificity of my question. I'm using apacite and 
> have
> placed the folder containing the .sty and .bst files in the correct
> directory (~/Library/texmf/tex/).
> 	[...snip...]
> Is there something special I need to do to tell BibTeX where to look for
> packages?  (I had assumed that if pdfTeX could find the files after a
> 'sudo texhash', then bibtex could find them too).

Michael S. Hanson                    <http://mshanson.web.wesleyan.edu/>
Department of Economics                            mshanson at wesleyan.edu
Wesleyan University

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