KBibtex in Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10

KBibtex is a useful bibtex bibliography management tool for the KDE desktop.
However, it seems that the package is missing in the Ubuntu 11.10 repositories.

A quick remedy (as tweeted here) is to install the package from the Debian Sid distribution: kbibtex.
To install on the command line (check the exact name of the .deb file)
sudo dpkg -i kbibtex_0.4-1_amd64.deb

Alternatively .deb packages can be installed in the GUI (e.g. by opening the file in Dolphin).

The package should be compatible with Ubuntu 11.10, and seems to work fine.

The 0.4 version has improved a lot and has a very useful online search tool for acquiring bibtex files. Google scholar and other data bases can be used.
Other tools include a reference preview (though bibtex2html) and a PDF preview.

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2 Responses to “KBibtex in Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10”

  1. Deepak Narayan Says:

    Can you please let me know how you were able to install kbibtex in Ubuntu 11.10. I get error when I try you procedure, that is suing “sudo dpkg -i kbibtex”

    • kawakamasu Says:

      You need cd to the correct directory and use the full file name of the package:
      cd Downloads
      sudo dpkg -i kbibtex_0.4-1_amd64.deb


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