# [OS X TeX] BibTeX mystery

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at cox.net
Wed Dec 27 09:27:48 EST 2006

I am using XeLaTeX, and I have a file, at the end of which I have:

\bibliographystyle{plain}

kpsewhich returns this:

So the bib file can be found.

And where gives:

9:17 ~% where bibtex
/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/bibtex
/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/bibtex
/usr/texbin/bibtex

But TeXShop is set to look for binaries in

/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current

Yet, as of this morning, I get this in the Console when I run bibtex:

This is BibTeX, Version 0.99c (Web2C 7.5.5)
The style file: plain.bst
Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "Child:1970"
Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "Hensperger:1999"
Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "KABC:2003uq"
Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "Rehberg:1997ys"
Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "Clayton:1987kl"
Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "Lacalamita:1999uq"
Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "Corriher:1997"
Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "David:1970"
Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "Artisan"
Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "Bittman:2006"
Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "Bittman:2006a"
(There were 11 warnings)

I did install the experimental TeXLive 2006 MacTeX package, but so
far am not using it (waiting for the weekend) and am still using gwTeX.

The entries are indeed there.

Much puzzled: where did I go wrong? Any ideas?

Stephen Moye