[tex-live] Problem with perl in Windows 7

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Wed Jan 11 09:44:32 CET 2012

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 12:39:51AM +0100, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 2012-01-11 at 04:05:58 +0700, Robert B. Gozzoli wrote:
>  > Dear John and all list members,
>  > I thank you for the email. When I run Biber through the command
>  > line, it works fine. I attach the log file here at the bottom. Even
>  > with emacs, pressing C-c C-c, does not give me any problem about
>  > it. And I have to press it a few times, but I can get the final PDF
>  > with Xelatex. It is with something like Texworks or WinEdt that the
>  > problem come out. Even invoking biber in Texworks does not do
>  > anything. The warnings about entries not found are my fault for not
>  > putting them there yet. Utils.pm just complains about that.  I use
>  > the identical file in my netbook, so I am sure that the file is
>  > fine.
>  > 
>  > Thus, I believe the problem goes back to perl, that is somehow
>  > corrupted. I can use emacs, and running cyclically for the
>  > output. But the point is that if perl get corrupted, a way to
>  > restore it would be nice.
> If you can run Biber successfully from the command line, then neither
> Biber nor Perl can be corrupted.  Emacs actually doesn't do anything
> else than invoking programs on the command line.
> If things don't work with TeXworks or WinEdt, please look into their
> configuration files.  Maybe they are not consistent.

Maybe TW path settings? Check Edit > Preferences > Typesetting tab.
There is an item `Paths for TeX and related programs' which prepends
some directories to the regular searchpath.

Siep Kroonenberg

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