[OS X TeX] Bibliography: pedestrian way works too...

Josep M.Font pepf54 at tiscali.es
Fri Jan 14 06:01:53 EST 2005

El 14 ene 2005, a las 9:25, Bruno Voisin escribió:

> Le 14 janv. 05, à 08:52, Josep M.Font a écrit :
>> Great! I installed it with the latest version of i-Installer (got a 
>> message "installation completed successfully") but when invoking 
>> bibtool I get a "tcsh: bibtool: Command not found." message. Is there 
>> something I should do before using it ? How can I confirm it is 
>> really installed ? I re-installed it from the local i-package, wilth 
>> the same results.
>> According to the information given by the i-package, it should be 
>> installed in /usr/local. However, here I only have the directories: 
>> bin, include, lib, man, share, tetex. The Finder search does not find 
>> any directory or file containing "bibtool" in its name (other than 
>> the i-package). Is the installer broken ? Am I doing something wrong 
>> ?
> In the Subprocess Output window of i-Installer, you get after install 
> the BibTool i-Package:


> This tells what was installed and where (replace . by /usr/local). If 
> you don't have these files, then something went wrong during the 
> install.
> Regarding the message about tcsh not found, it seems you have tcsh set 
> as your shell. What does "echo $PATH" return? There should be 
> /usr/local/bin in the output.

[lots of useful information]

> Finally, in the Finder search, you need to make sure that you have 
> selected, as one search criteria, "Visibility = Visible and invisible 
> elements" (the exact wording is probably different in English, I'm 
> translating approximately from the French).
> Hope this helps,

It helped! Everything was right in my installation, as you describe, 
which made me think the problem did not come from bibtool or i-package, 
and suddenly I recalled it: My terminal window had been opened since 
some time, and I had not restarted it! I recalled this is necessary 
whenever you do such installation tasks. After restarting it, 
everything is OK, and bibtool worked as expected: very well.

As a bonus, I learnt something about BibTeX which I should have known: 
it does not distinguish between upper- and lower-case in the names of 
entries and fields and in the citation keys; this is explained in 
Lamport's book (pp. 156/157 of 1985 ed.), and explains why bibtool 
converts all keys and named strings to lowercase without affecting 
their subsequent use. This mean I should be more careful when choosing 
keys (up to now I was combining upper- and lower-cases in a meaningful 
way). It's a pity.

Many thanks to Martin and Bruno.


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