[OS X TeX] Who is using biblatex?
simon at simifilm.ch
Wed Dec 1 00:42:49 EST 2010
On 30.11.2010, at 22:10, Alan T Litchfield wrote:
> On 1/12/2010, at 8:55 AM, Simon Spiegel wrote:
>> On 30.11.2010, at 20:54, Alan T Litchfield wrote:
>>> On 1/12/2010, at 8:30 AM, Simon Spiegel wrote:
>>>> Of course, what is difficult, always lies in the eye of the beholder, but compiling biber yourself really isn't so difficult. You mainly need a proper perl installation (I use the macports installation) and then you need to install a bunch of perl modules via cpan. Depending on how much you're used to working with the terminal and with perl, this is certainly doable.
>>> Yes, I have perl 5.8.8 so no problem there. The build successfully installed the necessary CPAN dependencies (which is nice) but reports that it ``Can't locate IPC/Cmd.pm in @INC''. Installing that perl reports two more dependencies not met. ...
>> That means IPC::Cmd is missing. A 'sudo cpan IPC::Cmd' should fix this.
> Failed 24/26 test programs. 8/14 subtests failed.
> **sigh** Followed by ``Can't locate Log/Log4perl.pm in @INC''
> Which will no doubt be followed by something else.
> Also ran install Bundle::CPAN.
> Time is against me. I will stick with bibtex or bibtex8 until I have head space. Thanks however. At least I have a starting point for the future.
This can be fixed with 'sudo cpan Log::Log4perl'. In general: Cpan has a search engine (http://search.cpan.org/ ), and if an error like the above pops up just search for what perl can't locate. It normally takes very little time to find out what module is actually missing.
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