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dmj
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Error using bibtex on new Mac

Postby dmj » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:44 am

Hi,

got myself a new mac. Installed new version of MacTeX and configured my Editor (I use jEdit) exactly as on my old Mac. Compilation with pdflatex works fine, but I have difficulties using bibtex. The file library.bib contains the Information. When running bibtex, the following error message comes up:

/Applications> %kill
No process is currently running
cd "/Users/me/project"
/usr/texbin/bibtex '/Users/me/project/file'
%detach
~/project>
Process /usr/texbin/bibtex exited with code 1
/usr/texbin/bibtex: Not writing to /Users/me/project/file.blg (openout_any = p).
I couldn't open file name `/Users/me/project/file.blg'



If any of you guys know an answer to my problem, please let me know. Thanks 4 helping :)

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frabjous
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Postby frabjous » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:47 pm

Does the file /Users/me/project/file.blg already exist, and do you have write access to it? (It's a log file, so don't worry about changing it.) Do you have write access to the folder /Users/me/project/? Finally, is your harddrive full?

dmj
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Postby dmj » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:32 pm

Nothing of the above...file.blg is supposed to be generated while using bibtex (at least on my old Mac it was like that)...I have read and write access everywhere, harddrive has more than 200 GB left...Everything is exactly as on my old Mac, exept that I installed the new MacTeX distribution. With pdflatex compilation there are no problems at all, but I cannot generate my reference section anymore :(

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Postby frabjous » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:48 pm

I don't think we have enough information to figure out what is going on here. Does this happen if you create a new, minimal file that makes use of bibtex? Exactly what commands are you running that generate this problem, or, how do you have jEdit configured exactly? Do you get the same results if you process directly from a terminal? (It's very hard to tell what is going on from the stuff you posted earlier. That does not look like normal shell output.)

dmj
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Postby dmj » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:16 pm

frabjous wrote:I don't think we have enough information to figure out what is going on here.


I think you did. The problem was in the error message, specifically in

openout_any = p

Had to change

openout_any = p
to
openout_any = a

in the file \usr\local\texlive\2010\texmf\web2c\texmf.cnf

Now it works perfectly. Thank you guys :)

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Postby localghost » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:19 pm

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