4

I am using a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) running OS X 10.11. After having upgraded to El Captain, Bibdesk is not producing anymore the preview of my bibliographic entries. How can I visualize again the bibliographic entries with Text Preview? here is the message error as it appear in the the log.

--------- BibDesk info ----------

{

ivars:

delegate = ""

file name = "bibpreview"

template = "/Users/giancarlodiano/Library/Application Support/BibDesk/previewtemplate.tex"

TeX file = "/var/folders/3n/xtr1kkrx5bz4vmcxy_5f77gm0000gn/T/bibdesk.tj3vqg/bibpreview/bibpreview.tex"

BibTeX file = "/var/folders/3n/xtr1kkrx5bz4vmcxy_5f77gm0000gn/T/bibdesk.tj3vqg/bibpreview/bibpreview.bib"

TeX binary path = "/usr/texbin"

Encoding = "Western (ASCII)"

BibTeX style = "abbrv"

Helper files = (

)

environment:

SHELL = "/bin/bash"

BIBINPUTS = "(null)"

BSTINPUTS = "(null)"

TEXINPUTS = "(null)"

TEXCONFIG = "(null)"

TEXMFCONFIG = "(null)"

PATH = "/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin" }

  • Welcome to TeX.SE. Have you looked at other question that speek about the el capitan update? There is a change of path that can cause conflict – Romain Picot Oct 16 '15 at 17:06
  • I did, but unfortunately did not help.. – Carlo Diano Oct 16 '15 at 17:31
  • Please, paste the log, select it and click the {} button rather than the button for quotations. – egreg Oct 16 '15 at 17:39
  • Ok , will do for the future. – Carlo Diano Oct 16 '15 at 17:53
3

Open the preferences of BibDesk and go to the “TeX preview” panel; in the two boxes change /usr/texbin into /Library/TeX/texbin to get

enter image description here

Here's the end of the log after generating a preview (I just masked my user name):

---------- BibDesk info ----------
<BDSKTeXTask: 0x60000028d8e0> {
ivars:
    delegate = "<BDSKPreviewer: 0x600000321ea0>"
    file name = "bibpreview"
    template = "/Users/?????/Library/Application Support/BibDesk/previewtemplate.tex"
    TeX file = "/var/folders/8b/hx9v58ln1txgzv4v32_vpbr40000gn/T/bibdesk.twW03T/bibpreview/bibpreview.tex"
    BibTeX file = "/var/folders/8b/hx9v58ln1txgzv4v32_vpbr40000gn/T/bibdesk.twW03T/bibpreview/bibpreview.bib"
    TeX binary path = "/Library/TeX/texbin"
    Encoding = "Unicode (UTF-8)"
    BibTeX style = "abbrv"
    Helper files = (
)

environment:
    SHELL = "/bin/bash"
    BIBINPUTS = "(null)"
    BSTINPUTS = "(null)"
    TEXINPUTS = "(null)"
    TEXCONFIG = "(null)"
    TEXMFCONFIG = "(null)"
    PATH = "/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin" }
  • @CarloDiano So, why did you accept the answer? There can be many more reasons why the preview generation has failed, the log is usually informative. – egreg Oct 16 '15 at 17:31
  • You were right the first time! I misspelled the path and that's why you solution was "not working", once I caught my own mistake, it worked! – Carlo Diano Oct 16 '15 at 17:54

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.