biber - Much-augmented BibTeX replacement for BibLaTeX users

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name biber
Package version 1.9
Package release 3+deb8u1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 1.70 KB
Download size 484.52 KB
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The biblatex package by Philipp Lehman is becoming the definitive
citation management tool for LaTeX users. Biblatex has relied on the
venerable BibTeX program only for sorting and generating a very
generic .bbl file without any formatting instruction. Everything else
is taken care of by biblatex, which provides a powerful and flexible
macro interface for authors of citation styles.
Biber offers a large superset of BibTeX functionality for BibLaTeX
users. In addition it offers full UTF-8 (Unicode 6.0) capabilities,
fully customisable sorting, output to GraphViz to help visualise
complex crossrefs, support for remote data sources, structural
validation of the data against the (customisable) data model, and a
lot more.


Package Version Architecture Repository
biber_1.9-3+deb8u1_all.deb 1.9 all Debian Main
biber - - -


Name Value
dpkg >= 1.14.18
libautovivification-perl -
libbusiness-isbn-perl -
libbusiness-ismn-perl -
libbusiness-issn-perl -
libdata-compare-perl -
libdata-dump-perl -
libdate-simple-perl -
libencode-eucjpms-perl -
libencode-hanextra-perl -
libencode-jis2k-perl -
libfile-slurp-unicode-perl -
libipc-run3-perl -
liblist-allutils-perl -
liblist-moreutils-perl -
liblog-log4perl-perl -
liblwp-protocol-https-perl -
libreadonly-perl -
libregexp-common-perl -
libtext-bibtex-perl >= 0.69
libunicode-linebreak-perl -
liburi-perl -
libwww-perl -
libxml-libxml-simple-perl -
libxml-libxslt-perl -
libxml-writer-perl -
perl >= 5.16
tex-common >= 4


Type URL
Binary Package biber_1.9-3+deb8u1_all.deb
Source Package biber

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install biber deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install biber




2016-06-07 - Dominic Hargreaves <>
biber (1.9-3+deb8u1) jessie; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix breakage triggered by point release update of perl
(Closes: #826667)
2014-12-25 - Norbert Preining <>
biber (1.9-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* cherry pick upstream fix for hyphenation fixes (Closes: #773872)
2014-10-21 - Norbert Preining <>
biber (1.9-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* fix precedence warning (Closes: #764592)
* tighten build/run deps on perl to 5.16 (Closes: #744275)
* bump standards version, no changes necessary
* lintian warning: perl also provides libunicode-collate-perl
2014-07-01 - Norbert Preining <>
biber (1.9-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Imported Upstream version 1.9 (Closes: #753331)
* bump dependencies' version infor according to upstream
* break against 2013's texlive-bibtex-extra
* remove readonly-xs-perl recommends, following upstream
* completely remove the Mozilla-CA based code instead of patching it.
There is fallback code that already checks for the right place
of certificates.
* add a patch to add missing use File::Slurp;
2014-01-08 - Norbert Preining <>
biber (1.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* install documentation for biber (biber.pdf) (Closes: #689201)
* Imported Upstream version 1.8 (Closes: #734413)
* update mozilla patch, drop upstream included patches
* bump standards version, no changes necessary
* add libtest-pod-coverage-perl to build-deps
* update vcs fields to new location
* new patch fix-xpathcontext - thanks to Don Armstrong
2013-09-15 - Norbert Preining <>
biber (1.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* replace recommends: biblatex -> texlive-bibtex-extra, biblatex* will
be removed from the archive
* break against biblatex (<< 2) (Closes: #722727)
2013-09-02 - Norbert Preining <>
biber (1.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ gregor herrmann ]
* debian/control: update {versioned,alternative} (build) dependencies.
[ Xavier Guimard ]
* Update debian/watch
[ Danai SAE-HAN (韓達耐) ]
* New upstream release 1.7:
- There are a lot of changes and updates since the last Debian
package (v0.9.9).  I thoroughly recommend to have a look at
the upstream changelog which you can find under
- Some highlights are:
+ A number of options have changed names; ATM the old ones are
still supported.
+ Works with biblatex v2.5.
+ A new "tool" mode which takes a data source as argument and
just performs reencoding, source mappings etc.
+ Extra disambiguation trackers for labels and titles.
+ Sorting per list enabled for biblatex v2.0.
* [debian/gbp.conf] Use "upstream" as the upstream branch instead
of "upstream/dev".
* [debian/control]
+ Update the dependencies.
+ Bump dependency to Perl 5.16+;
* [debian/patches/01_remove_dependency_mozilla_ca.patch]
+ Refresh the patch.
[ Axel Beckert ]
* Fix Vcs-Browser header (Closes: #710246)
[ Norbert Preining ]
* rebuild the git repository
* update patches to current biber
* include a patch from upstream (to be in 1.8) to remove dependency
on Data::Diver and switch to autovivification module, edit control
* add more build-deps and (run) deps
* add myself to the uploaders
* add a patch taken from OpenSuSE to ensure tests succeed with perl 5.18
randomization of hash keys (thanks Werner Fink)
* bump standards version to 3.9.4, no changes necessary
* fix lintian warnings
* switch maintainers to the Debian TeX Group

See Also

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bible-kjv-text_4.26_all.deb King James Version of the Bible - text and concordance
bible-kjv_4.26_amd64.deb King James Version of the Bible: user interface program
bibledit-bibletime_1.1.1-2_amd64.deb Glue between bibledit and bibletime
bibledit-data_4.6-1_all.deb transitional dummy package to bibledit-gtk-data
bibledit-gtk-data_4.6-1_all.deb documentation and data for bibledit-gtk, a Bible translation tool
bibledit-gtk_4.6-1_amd64.deb Bible translation tool
bibledit-xiphos_1.1.1-1_amd64.deb Glue between bibledit and xiphos
bibledit_4.6-1_all.deb transitional dummy package to bibledit-gtk
bibtex2html_1.98-1_all.deb filters BibTeX files and translates them to HTML
bibtexconv_0.8.20-1_amd64.deb BibTeX Converter
bibtool_2.57+ds-3_amd64.deb tool to manipulate BibTeX files
bibus-doc-en_1.5.2-4_all.deb Bibus bibliographic database documentation
bibus_1.5.2-4_all.deb bibliographic database
bibutils_4.12-5_amd64.deb interconvert various bibliographic data formats
bicyclerepair_0.9-6.1_all.deb A refactoring tool for python