textlive 2012: missing biber dependencies

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Sun Aug 5 18:39:00 GMT 2012

On 8/5/2012 9:01 AM, Sven Köhler wrote:
> Hi,
> freshly updated cygwin with texlive installed. I can't even run "biber
> --help". This is the output:
> $ biber --help
> Can't locate PAR.pm in @INC (@INC contains:
> /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.14/i686-cygwin /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.14
> /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.14/i686-cygwin
> /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.14 /usr/lib/perl5/5.14/i686-cygwin
> /usr/lib/perl5/5.14 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.10
> /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8 .) at -e
> line 951.

This is due to the packaging problem discussed here:


I'll upload a fixed version of the texlive package soon.  In the 
meantime, you can replace /usr/bin/biber.exe with the following file:


Note: The first time you run biber, it will seem to be very slow. 
That's because it is unpacking an archive that contains, in effect, all 
the perl dependencies.


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