#1063 bibtex: "Warning--I'm ignoring..."

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2012-10-17
2004-04-15
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  • MiKteX up to date
  • Win2k SP3

(This bug is not really new [see:
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=7374520
and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WinEdt/message/3723]
,
but seems to have never been submitted.)

BibTeX will choke on huge bibliography databases. What
happens is that BibTeX ignores fields every so many
entries. These fields won't be included in the bbl
file. If I may guess I would say that there is a
problem with memory reallocation.

When using a different BibTeX style that defines more
fields (e.g. plainnat, or even jurabib), the errors
occur more often.

If you replace the failing entries with empty ones, e.g.:

@ARTICLE{dummy1}

etc., the errors will not occur.

Regards,
Robert.

test.tex:
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\documentclass{article}
\bibliographystyle{plain}
\begin{document}
\nocite{*}
\bibliography{tugboat} % from CTAN/info/biblio
\end{document}
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test.blg:
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This is BibTeX, Version 0.99c
The top-level auxiliary file: test.aux
The style file: plain.bst
Database file #1: tugboat.bib
Warning--I'm ignoring Hosek:TB9-1-37's extra "title" field
--line 11382 of file tugboat.bib
Warning--I'm ignoring Hosek:TB9-1-37's extra "volume" field
--line 11384 of file tugboat.bib
Warning--I'm ignoring Hosek:TB9-1-37's extra "year" field
--line 11388 of file tugboat.bib
Warning--I'm ignoring Anonymous:TB13-2-230's extra
"title" field
--line 22660 of file tugboat.bib
Warning--I'm ignoring Anonymous:TB13-2-230's extra
"volume" field
--line 22662 of file tugboat.bib
Warning--I'm ignoring Anonymous:TB13-2-230's extra
"year" field
--line 22666 of file tugboat.bib
Warning--empty title in Anonymous:TB13-2-230
Warning--there's a number but no volume in
Anonymous:TB13-2-230
Warning--there's a month but no year in
Anonymous:TB13-2-230
Warning--empty title in Hosek:TB9-1-37
Warning--there's a number but no volume in Hosek:TB9-1-37
Warning--there's a month but no year in Hosek:TB9-1-37
(There were 12 warnings)
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Discussion

  • Tom Hughes
    Tom Hughes
    2007-02-08

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    I've had this error running

    MiKTeX-BibTeX 2.5.2540 (0.99c) (MiKTeX 2.5)

    on Windows XP, while generating a listing of a large bib file. As suggested in the original post, I find that inserting empty entries (@ARTICLE{dummy1}, etc.) before/near the problem entries avoids the problem.