Fwd: texlive-collection-bibtexextra-20140523-1 -- biblatex & biblatex-chicago version mismatch

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Thu Aug 21 11:54:00 GMT 2014

On 8/20/2014 4:17 PM, Jon Hood wrote:
> Unfortunately, the message I sent 24 hours ago still
> isn't showing up on the mailing list, and I don't know why

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> After installing all texlive packages available in the current Cygwin
> 64-bit repos, I encountered a problem with a biblatex version
> mismatch. Cygwin repositories provide biblatex 2.8, but
> biblatex-chicago is at 2.9a (which is incompatible with biblatex 2.8).
> A more detailed issue is available at
> http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/195517/cant-use-biblatex-chicago-with-clean-tex-live-2014-install-textcitedelim-undef
> Trying to use biblatex-chicago with these packages produces the following error:
> ! LaTeX Error:
>   \textcitedelim undefined.
>   See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
>   Type H <return> for immediate help. ...
> I am unable to attach cygcheck.out as this is pushed to a secure
> system with no internet access. Of relevance is that
> texlive-collection-bibtexextra is at version 20140523-1
> Are there plans to put everything at version 2.9a in the near future?

I don't know why your message didn't appear, but I'll answer on the list.

biblatex on 64-bit Cygwin is currently stuck at version 2.5.  That's for 
compatibility with biber, which is stuck at version 1.5.  Unfortunately, 
I can't update biber until perl gets updated.  This is in the works, but 
progress on it seems to have stalled.  (Reini?)

The mismatch you're seeing is a result of my forgetting to downgrade the 
various biblatex-* packages to match the main biblatex.  I'll do that 
when I get a chance.

If you don't use biber, then you can upgrade biblatex yourself and put 
it in your local texmf tree or your personal texmf tree, as suggested in 
one of the comments on tex.stackexchange.  You can find the paths for 
those trees as follows:

$ kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFLOCAL

$ kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFHOME

For technical reasons having to do with the way biber is built, I'm able 
to supply up-to-date versions of biber and biblatex on 32-bit Cygwin, so 
another option is to switch to that.


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