[tex-live] [win32] bibtex and makeindex - Forbidden to open for writing

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Tue Sep 14 23:26:24 CEST 2010

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 07:24:50PM +0200, Thomas Jung wrote:
> Hello,
> I get an error while using bibtex (bibtopic and gloss)
> and makeindex.
> D:\mydocs\tmp\document.1.blg: Forbidden to open for writing
> I couldn't open file name `D:\mydocs\tmp\document.1.blg'
> I get this error if  write18/shell-escape are enabled or not.
> btw: with miktex I don't get this error, using the same
> command-sequences as within Tex-Live 2010
> And that error doesn't apperas with TeX-Live 2009
> But can't remember if I made additional modifications
> to kpathsea in TL 2009.
> Do I have to set additional options to kpathsea?

I remember seeing such errors from TeXnicCenter. Replacing in the
build profiles "%bm" with "%tm" for the bibtex/makeindex argument
fixed it i.e. just the filename instead of an absolute path.

Siep Kroonenberg

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