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Old 11-01-2005, 02:17 PM   #1
Registered: May 2003
Location: Israel
Distribution: Ubuntu 5.10
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Storing BibTex bst files in home directory

Hi there folks

I've prepared a BibTex style file (NewEngland.bst) which I'd like to be able to reference from all subdirectories of my home directory. I should mention that the style works fine when referred to from within the same directory as the .tex and .bib files are located.

Following a lead, I made a ~/texmf/ directory and copied it and ran texhash

ben@nutmeg:~$ cat texmf/ls-R
% ls-R -- filename database for kpathsea; do not change this line.
But apparently bibtex doesnt find it:

ben@nutmeg:~/medicine/research/CO2$ bibtex proposal
This is BibTeX, Version 0.99c (Web2C 7.4.5)
The top-level auxiliary file: proposal.aux
I couldn't open style file NewEngland.bst
---line 23 of file proposal.aux
: \bibstyle{NewEngland
: }
I'm skipping whatever remains of this command
I found no style file---while reading file proposal.aux
(There were 2 error messages)
Other things that I've tried and failed:
> copying files to /usr/local/share/texmf/tex/latex/ & /usr/local/share/texmf/tex/bibtex/ and running texhash

> Enteringthe following to /bashrc
export TEXINPUTS= ~/texmf/:

Anyone out there got a bright idea?

Old 11-01-2005, 02:31 PM   #2
Registered: May 2003
Location: Israel
Distribution: Ubuntu 5.10
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Answered my own question!

Found this command:
ben@nutmeg:/usr/local/share/texmf/tex$ kpsewhich --show-path bst
So I ran mkdir ~/texmf/bibtex
copied the bst file to there, reran texhash and it works.



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