I'm trying to update biblatex, but I cannot succeed.

I'm following this guide from README file:


  1. Get the file biblatex-.tds.zip from


  2. Unpack the archive in the root directory of the local TeX installation tree, for example

    /usr/local/share/texmf/ [I put it in this folder]




    C:\Local TeX Files\

  3. Update the file hash tables (also known as the file name database).

    On teTeX and TeX Live systems, run texhash as root ('sudo texhash'). On MiKTeX, run 'initexmf --update-fndb' in a command window or use the 'Refresh FNDB' button of the MiKTeX Options window.

But I'm continuously receiving this message on Texstudio:

Package biblatex Error: Style 'abnt-numeric' not found. \RequireBibliographyStyle{\blx@bbxfile}

Does anybody knows how to resolve it?

I'm using ubuntu 16.04, package texlive-full

  • 1
    That is probably because you haven't installed biblatex-abnt. It has not been around that long. Get it from ctan.org/pkg/biblatex-abnt unpack it and drop it in your local tree (tex.stackexchange.com/q/30494/35864).
    – moewe
    May 2, 2017 at 13:57
  • @moewe Thank you very much! I thought it would come with biblatex. May 2, 2017 at 14:20
  • 1
    If you want an up-to-date system on which you can install all CTAN packages easily, you might want to consider installing a 'vanilla TeX live' instead of the repository version (tex.stackexchange.com/q/1092).
    – moewe
    May 2, 2017 at 14:27

1 Answer 1


You need to install the biblatex-abnt package separately. If you can't install packages via your TeX distribution (as is the case with the repository version of TeX live on Ubuntu), you need to install the package manually.

Get it from https://www.ctan.org/pkg/biblatex-abnt and unpack it into your local TeX tree.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .