am Dienstag, 10. August 2010 um 10:27 schrieb noway@...:
> Dear all, please bear with me if I'm gonna post a question not
> strictly related to MikTeX! Years ago I created a custom *.bst file
> to suit the needs of my department. This style worked flawlessly
> until I updated my machines to the current Ubuntu incarnation 10.04.
> Shipped with it comes Tex Live 2009. Suddenly, the style file
> produces an Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup. error for each entry of
> the bibliography. Ulrike Fischer gave a tip to circumvent this
> (natbib?) problem on http://mrunix.de/forums/showthread.php?p=293721
> (post #3). Now i know know that you're following this mailing list
> as well, Ulrike, that's why I'm asking here: If I substitute the
> \providecommand with \renewcommand as suggested, everything works
> fine with my up-to-date installation of TeX Live 2009-7.
> Unfortunately, these modifications of my style file evoke errors on
> older TeX installations, presumably because of changes in the natbib
> or bibtex packages. Is there a way to provide a "compatibiliy hack"
> that suits both older and newer versions? Thanks a lot! Best regards André
Well you are not saying where you substituated the \providecommand,
you are not saying what errors you get, you are not showing your .bst,
you haven't made minimal examples that demonstrates your problem,
you are not saying which versions of natbib and bibtex (? did you
mean biblatex?) you are using and you didn't provide a link to the old
So how should I be able to help you?
Mit freundlichen Grüßen