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When I want to include the biblatex package I always get the error-message above. Here are some basic information:

  • I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and have installed Texlive with the Ubuntu Software-Center
  • The biblatex.sty package is installed in: /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/biblatex/biblatex.sty
  • I'm using Texmaker

I already tried to compile the .tex file from the terminal and it returns the same error, so I guess it has nothing to do with Texmaker.

I read about 'vanilla' tex but as far as I know biblatex is by now included in the recent Texlive-Version of the Ubuntu-Center. I don't need/want more control about my packages and as I mentioned above it indeed is installed, so I don't know if this will help me in any way.

Hopefully you can give me some advice. If I forgot any information please let me know it.

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closed as off-topic by moewe, Werner, Mico, Adam Liter, barbara beeton Jun 20 '14 at 18:59

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What (if anything) does kpsewhcih biblatex.sty at the Terminal report? – Joseph Wright Jun 20 '14 at 12:32
Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. – Christian Hupfer Jun 20 '14 at 12:33
@user3204077: I can hardly imagine, that even a vanilla install does omit biblatex. Please log in as root or use su and try texconfig rehash – Christian Hupfer Jun 20 '14 at 12:42
Did you try sudo apt-get install texlive-bibtex-extra? – egreg Jun 20 '14 at 12:52
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an incomplete TeX distribution, the problem was fixed by installing the appropriate packages (see comment above). – moewe Jun 20 '14 at 17:58