[OS X TeX] biber and bibtex8 engines

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Sep 14 08:19:26 EDT 2010

On Sep 14, 2010, at 7:02 AM, Simon Spiegel wrote:

> On 14.09.2010, at 13:52, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> I've been hoping that I can simply tell latexmk to use biber instead of bibtex as the bibliography program but haven't been able to get that to work. I think that the biber output is different enough from that of bibtex that latexmk can't interpret the log file. Also, biber has been enough of a moving target that I don't know how easy it would be to get John Collins, the maintainer of latexmk, to seriously look into support.
> It was exactly for tools like latexmk that Philipp Lehman, the author of biblatex, has written the logreq package (see https://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/biblatex/index.php?title=Workflow_Automation for some explanation). So it actually shouldn't be too difficult to support it.


I don't think latexmk looks for or reads that xml file so would have to change to get that done.

>> By the way, I've tried to compile the latest version of biber and was unsuccessful. It's complains that I have to remove or replace something and I'm not sure what. I suspect that there is some library that has been updated but know little about dealing with it.
> Check out the new precompiled biber packages here: After reading the README file, installing should be really easy.
> Simon

Ummm... where is ``here:''? :-)

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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