I am having problems when I try to run bibtex with both TEXmaker and in the terminal. I'm using centOS.

In w8 everything runs ok, and I get the final pdf with correct references.

In Linux though, with TEXmaker I get

Error : could not start the command

when I try to compile, either by doing it manually or with quickbuild. I compile by doing latex+bibtex+latex+latex.

In the terminal my bash script looks like this:

export fi=Level2 export day=`date +%d%m%y`
cp $fi.tex OLD/$fi$day.tex
#clean  rm -rf  $fi.bbl $fi.aux $fi.blg $fi.dvi $fi.log $fi.pdf
latex $fi.tex bibtex $fi latex $fi.tex latex $fi.tex dvipdf $fi.dvi $fi.pdf
#okular $fi.pdf & gnome-open $fi.pdf &

Both the .bib and the .bst are in this directory. natbib is loaded by default, but if I call the packadge I get the same result.

\clearpage \bibliographystyle{model2-names} %%
\bibliography{./Bibtex/global} \bibliography{global_scat} \clearpage

I use Bibtex in Linux insted of biblatex because I need to be able to run the tex file both OS without major changes to it.

closed as off-topic by Martin Schröder, Svend Tveskæg, Thorsten, cmhughes, Jesse Mar 29 '14 at 14:55

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  • Is bibtex recognized as a command inside a terminal? – remus Mar 27 '14 at 11:44
  • It wasn't, I had two versions of latex installed, they were conflicting. now it works. thank you for the heads up. =) – user3250334 Mar 27 '14 at 13:17
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it was caused by two conflicting TeX installations. – Martin Schröder Mar 29 '14 at 14:08
  • Why would needing to run the same file on both OSes stop you using biblatex? – cfr Mar 29 '14 at 14:16

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