biber-2.17

Introduction to biber

Biber is a BibTeX replacement for users of biblatex, written in Perl, with full Unicode support.

[Note]

Note

Development versions of BLFS may not build or run some packages properly if dependencies have been updated since the most recent stable versions of the book.

Package Information

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Note

If you have updated to a new release of texlive-source, biber and its perl dependencies are still present in /usr and do not need to be rebuilt. However, biblatex installs in /opt/texlive/2022 and does need to be reinstalled.

If you installed the above dependencies using the BLFS instructions for each of them, perl ./Build.PL will complain that Mozilla::CA is not installed, but that is not needed unless CPAN was used to install the modules. BLFS patches LWP::Protocol::https to use the system certificates, Mozilla::CA uses old certificates.

Biber Dependencies

Required

autovivification-0.18 Business-ISBN-3.007 Business-ISMN-1.202 Business-ISSN-1.005 Class-Accessor-0.51 Data-Compare-1.27 Data-Dump-1.25 Data-Uniqid-0.12 DateTime-Calendar-Julian-0.107 DateTime-Format-Builder-0.83 Encode-EUCJPASCII-0.03 Encode-HanExtra-0.23 Encode-JIS2K-0.03 File-Slurper-0.013 IO-String-1.08 IPC-Run3-0.048 Lingua-Translit-0.28 List-AllUtils-0.19 List-MoreUtils-0.430 Log-Log4perl-1.54 LWP-Protocol-https-6.10 Module-Build-0.4231 Parse-RecDescent-1.967015 PerlIO-utf8_strict-0.009 Regexp-Common-2017060201 Sort-Key-1.33 Text-BibTeX-0.88 Text-CSV-2.01 Text-Roman-3.5 Unicode-Collate-1.31 Unicode-LineBreak-2019.001 XML-LibXML-Simple-1.01 XML-LibXSLT-2.000000 XML-Writer-0.900 and

Recommended (required for the testsuite)

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It is possible to install all missing dependencies automatically. You must first install Module-Build-0.4231 using automatic installation of perl modules. Then run perl ./Build.PL and when it prompts you, become the root user and run ./Build installdeps - this will use CPAN and as noted above it will use Mozilla::CA instead of using system certificates.

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/biber

Installation of Biber

Install Biber by running the following commands:

perl ./Build.PL &&
./Build

To test the results, enter: ./Build test

Now, as the root user:

./Build install

Contents

Installed Programs: biber
Installed Library: None
Installed Directory: /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.*{,/<arch>-linux/auto}/Biber

Short Descriptions

biber

is used for producing bibliographies in LaTeX documents