Bug 1639640 - Biber and texlive-biblatex versions are incompatible
Summary: Biber and texlive-biblatex versions are incompatible
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: biber
Version: 29
Hardware: All
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Colin Macdonald
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 1401482
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Reported: 2018-10-16 09:29 UTC by flohri
Modified: 2018-10-30 17:29 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: biber-2.11-1.fc29
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Last Closed: 2018-10-30 17:29:54 UTC
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Description flohri 2018-10-16 09:29:42 UTC
Description of problem:
The official biber package is of version 2.7 while texlive-biblatex is of version 3.11. They are closely coupled to each other, so biber needs an update to current version 2.11 to work with current texlive-biblatex package.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install biber (2.7)
2. Install texlive-biblatex (3.11)
3. Try to create a bibliography of a document with biber

Actual results:
Error: Found biblatex control file version 3.4, expected version 3.3.
This means that your biber (2.7) and biblatex (3.11) versions are incompatible.

Expected results:
a clean run of biber

This is my first filed bug. Please excuse my bad term

Comment 1 Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) 2018-10-16 10:28:27 UTC
Seeing this too. I reckon biber needs an update, and that should hopefully fix it. Increasing severity, since currently, biber will not work with biblatex.

$ rpm -q biber
$ rpm -qa \*biblatex\*

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2018-10-18 20:09:55 UTC
biber-2.11-1.fc29 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 29. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-129b020cb7

Comment 4 Colin Macdonald 2018-10-18 20:11:55 UTC
Please test and send karma for F29

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2018-10-20 19:23:29 UTC
biber-2.11-1.fc29 has been pushed to the Fedora 29 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-129b020cb7

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2018-10-30 17:29:54 UTC
biber-2.11-1.fc29 has been pushed to the Fedora 29 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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