Bug 532195 (Bumbl) - Please ship a package containing biblatex as most of the other major distributions do
Summary: Please ship a package containing biblatex as most of the other major distribu...
Alias: Bumbl
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: texlive
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 584063
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-10-31 10:43 UTC by bumbl3x3+redhat
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 15:21:50 UTC

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Description bumbl3x3+redhat 2009-10-31 10:43:01 UTC
Description of problem:

Neither texlive nor Fedora do provide a package containing biblatex.
As biblatex makes citing a lot easier than bibtex alone I would propose to create a package containing biblatex just like your competitors (debian, ubuntu,...).

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum search biblatex
2. yum install biblatex
Actual results:

Package not available

Expected results:

Package available + install

Additional info:

One could obtain the biblatex package from
It is an enhancement of bibtex

Comment 1 Jindrich Novy 2010-04-22 17:09:30 UTC
Please use the texlive 2010 from my testing repository to use the latest biblatex:

rpm -i http://jnovy.fedorapeople.org/texlive/texlive-f11-release-2009-0.3.fc12.noarch.rpm

I think this bug can be closed as soon as TL-2010 is included in Fedora.

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