[tex-k] BIBINPUTS fails on Windows 10

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Sep 27 01:33:12 CEST 2018


This is not really the right list, please contact comp.text.tex out your local used support list.

You didn't provide the actual setting off BIBINPUTS, not the output with kpathsea debugging enabled.

Furthermore, there emacs setting off just s red herring as it only helps auctex to find files, but not the actual programs.



On September 27, 2018 5:51:28 AM GMT+09:00, Stefano Balietti <futur.dorko at gmail.com> wrote:
>I have spent a few hours trying to setup bibtex on my Windows 10 laptop
>with no success.
>If I manually copy all my bibtex files inside my working directory
>.tex is) everything works fine. However, I would like bibtex to source
>bibtex files from a central directory, as I have it on Ubuntu. So, I
>set the BIBINPUTS variable in Windows Environmental and or Account
>variables. This solution is suggested here:
>but had no success.
>I use emacs Auxtex to write latex and the recommended solution (which
>on Ubuntu) is to add these lines to the .emacs file:
>(setenv "BIBINPUTS" "c:\\Users\\stbaliet\\socialbib\\")
>(setq reftex-use-external-file-finders t)
>(setq reftex-external-file-finders
>      '(("tex" . "kpsewhich -format=.tex %f")
>        ("bib" . "kpsewhich -format=.bib %f")))
>(setq reftex-bibpath-environment-variables
>       '("c:/Users/stbaliet/socialbib/"))
>But it also does not work. Reftex seems to work fine, that is I can
>labels within the document, but when I compile it with the bibtex
>command I
>get this error:
>c:\Users\stbaliet\Dropbox\artex\writeup>bibtex --min-crossref=100
>bibtex --min-crossref=100 "draft17"
>This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (TeX Live 2018/W32TeX)
>The top-level auxiliary file: draft17.aux
>The style file: biblatex.bst
>I couldn't open database file draft17-blx.bib
>---line 4 of file draft17.aux
>: \bibdata{draft17-blx
>I'm skipping whatever remains of this command
>I found no database files---while reading file draft17.aux
>Warning--I didn't find a database entry for "biblatex-control"
>Warning--I didn't find a database entry for
>… more warnings
>>From git-bash or cmd I can see that the BIBINPUTS variable is defined
>the terminal, but bibtex it simply does not work. It does not work
>emacs, outside in cmd shell, or in a git bash shell. Any idea?

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