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Help me, please, to fix the work of biber. When I put in biblatex options backend=biber then during the compilation I get:

This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (TeX Live 2010)
The top-level auxiliary file: test.aux
I found no \citation commands---while reading file test.aux
I found no \bibdata command---while reading file test.aux
I found no \bibstyle command---while reading file test.aux
(There were 3 error messages)

I just updated my TexLive 2010 at 23.05.2011 by the command tlmgr update --all Maybe I do something wrong? Please, help.

After correction: code added





\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Linux Libertine}




title = {Nowy sobór. Natura, historia przygotowań, tematyka},
author = {Tadeusz Kałużny},
publisher = {wydawnictwo księży Sercanów},
year = {2008},
location = {Krakóv},

author = {Αλέξανδρος Κ. Καραπαναγοπούλου},
title = {Η Μεγάλη Σ. της ΟΑΕ},
publisher = {Auto-édition},
year = {1990/1998},
volumes = {6},
location = {Αθήνα},
shorthand = {MS-OAE},

title = {Πρακτικὰ καὶ ἀποφάσεις τοῦ ἐν ΚΠΣ (10 μαΐου--8 ἰουνίου 1923)},
year = {1923},
location = {Κωνσταντινούπολη},
keywords = {primary}

author = {Adolf Küry},
title = {Die Konferenz in Konstantinople},
journal = {Internationale kirchliche Zeitschrift},
year = {1924},
number = {14},
pages = {62--64}

title = {\textrussian{Послание Патриарха Тихона к православному народу о реформе календаря в РПЦ}},
date = {1923-10-01},
urldate = {2010-10-05},
url = {http://holyrussia.narod.ru/Tykhon_Calendar.html}

journal = {Échos d'Orient},
title = {Le préconcile orthodoxe},
author = {J. Lacombe},
number = {31},
year = {1932},
pages = {239-241}



test\footcite[331]{Kaluzh} est\footcite[23--27]{AlKarapan} test\footcite[23--27]{Konst1923} test\footcite[23--27]{Tichon1923enciclic} test\footcite[23--27]{Echo1932} test test



marked as duplicate by Joseph Wright Oct 26 '13 at 20:50

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  • Could you give us an example of the tex file that caused these errors? Did you try deleting all the auxiliary files and recompiling? – Seamus May 23 '11 at 12:36
  • check here for a mwe involving greek and english references. – pmav99 May 23 '11 at 12:40
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    You are telling biblatex to use Biber, but your log is from BibTeX. – Joseph Wright May 23 '11 at 13:14
  • @Seamus I've tried to delete all aux files, but it doesn't help. :( There is a code above. – filokalos May 23 '11 at 13:14
  • 'Reverse duped' to a new, canonical, question/answer – Joseph Wright Oct 26 '13 at 20:50

Sometimes (I am not sure why or when) biber gets stuck. It has something to do with running bibtex instead of biber but I haven't pinpointed it. Anyway, if you get a message like

FATAL - Error loading data source package 'Biber::Input::file::bibtex': data source /tmp/par-username/cache-*

then, removing the whole directory should solve the problem.

You can find which directory you must remove by running biber --cache.

In Linux the command is:

 rm -r <directory-name>

Note: Do replace <directory-name> with the output of the command.

In windows, if the problem exists there too, propably the solution will be something similar, I haven't checked it though.

Update (after PLK's comment)

For more info look at the biber manual (sec. 3.1).

  • This is usually due to the way Biber is 'packed' for portability. On first run, it has to extract various bits of code, and if this goes wrong or gets interrupted then you get errors like the one seen. – Joseph Wright May 23 '11 at 15:47
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    See section 3.1 of the biber manual - it explains this and gives the common locations on various OSes of the par archive folder you can delete to fix it. – PLK May 26 '11 at 17:07
  • @PLK I really can't find the folder for my Windows machine in the manual. Is there a certain folder or file name to be deleted? If so, please reply the name, then I can let Windows search for the file. – Erik Apr 15 '14 at 19:26
  • Run biber --cache and it will tell you the location. – PLK Apr 16 '14 at 5:46

Well if you tell biblatex that you intend to use the backend biber (backend=biber) then you should do it and not call bibtex. With backend=biber biblatex puts the informations in a bcf file and not in the aux so it is not a surprise that bibtex can't find them.

  • Thank you Could you please tell me more detailed? I'm not very common with this theme. So what should I do? – filokalos May 23 '11 at 13:20
  • Use biber instead of bibtex. – Ulrike Fischer May 23 '11 at 13:26
  • @Ulrike Fischer I've tried. It writes "FATAL - Error loading data source package 'Biber::Input::file::bibtex': data source /tmp/par-filokalos/cache-6a1f654c9b57c7ffeb35998422a4089cb0e12294/inc/lib/Biber/Input/file/bibtex.dcf not found in ." – filokalos May 23 '11 at 13:32
  • I don't have texlive so I can't help you in debugging its biber version. – Ulrike Fischer May 23 '11 at 13:46
  • Ok. Thank you for help. At least now I know where is the problem. – filokalos May 23 '11 at 13:56

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