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BibTeX Style File not found

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BibTeX Style File not found

Postby kirk65537 on Sat Sep 17th, 2011

Hi, i am working on a manuscript for a Springer Journal and I am trying to use their spbasic.bst file. I copied the .bst file into
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/usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/tex/bibtex/bst

and ran texhash, but TeXShop does not seem to find it when I run bibtex on my files. The error is
This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (TeX Live 2010)
The top-level auxiliary file: OffsetPaper.aux
I couldn't open style file spbasic.bst
---line 10 of file MyDocument.aux
: \bibstyle{spbasic
: }
I'm skipping whatever remains of this command
I found no style file---while reading file MyDocument.aux
(There were 2 error messages)

It of course works if I have a copy of spbasic.bst in the same folder as my manuscript files. I would like to not have to cut and paste the .bst file into every folder I am working on. Have I put spbasic.bst in the wrong location? I thought that texhash listed the path for latex on my computer. I am running TeXShop 2.41 on a MacBook Pro with OSX 19.6.8.

Thanks!
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Re: BibTeX Style File not found

Postby localghost on Sat Sep 17th, 2011

Did you run texhash as root user? If not, catch up on that. Afterwards check on the command line if the style is found in the TeX installtion tree.
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kpsewhich spbasic.bst

If all comes to nothing, place the style file into your home directory
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~/texmf/tex/bibtex/bst

Rerun texhash as normal user and do the check again.


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