[OS X TeX] bibtex cannot find my files

Christian Jost jost at cict.fr
Thu Dec 15 09:14:33 EST 2005

>Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] bibtex cannot find my files
>From: "Peter Dyballa" <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE>
>Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 22:07:53 +0100
>Am 14.12.2005 um 16:12 schrieb Christian Jost:
>  > My questions are therefore
>  > a) where should I put personal .bst and .bib files for bibtex to find
>  > them?
>  > b) is there a command or configuration file that will tell me where
>  > bibtex is looking for these files?
>  >
>I think your question should be: Which bibtex am I using?
>Depending on that version you have these configuration files:
>	1) when 'which bibtex' in some shell tells you "/sw/bin/bibtex," then
>/sw/texmf.cnf is the right file, but it does not contain a setting for
>bibTeX (in that case you could try in shell «strings `which bibtex` |
>egrep -i 'bib|bst'» -- and then try to understand the output and put
>one or two rules into /sw/texmf.cnf à la those in
>	2) when 'which bibtex' in some shell tells you
>"/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/bibtex," then
>/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf contains a hint to put
>personal BIB and BST files into the trees ~/Library/texmf/bibtex,
>~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib, or ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bst.
>It was found, if memory still serves me well, that bibtex does not
>always follow these rules. The last resort is always to put these files
>or sym-links to the them in the same directory as the TeX or LaTeX
>source ... (because it still hasn't grown to version 1.x?)
>3) A shorter path to success could be simply: kpsepath bib
>Again: you should be very careful when using two different TeX systems
>or installations. You can use them only as good as you can ride on two
>bikes (or horses or cars).
>    Pete

Thanks for all the useful information (in 
particular kpsepath). Finally, a 'texhash' did 
the trick (the existence of which I had 
completely forgotten).

Best, Christian.
http://cognition.ups-tlse.fr/vas-y.php?id=chj  jost at cict.fr
Christian Jost                                   (PhD, MdC)
Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale
Universite Paul Sabatier, Bat IV R3
118 route de Narbonne
31062 Toulouse cedex 9, France
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