Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#5396 closed task (fixed)

Plugin can't find non-attachment bib files

Reported by: Ariel Balter Owned by: Roman Mohr
Priority: high Component: TracBibPlugin
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: Trac Release: 0.11


The plugin works great with local bib files. I can't seem to get it to work with non-local bib files. I've tried various types of paths: other wiki pages (e.g. wiki:<page name>/attachment, wiki:<page name>:attachment), and also sources in the repo (e.g. source:<folder>:file, source:<folder>/file, http://<full path in url bar to file>). I always get a message like:

Error: Macro BibAdd( failed
Attachment 'wiki:heartstuff/MarkerReconstruction:' does not exist.

Any suggestions? Thanks, Ariel (abalter)

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Ariel Balter

I created two pages that you can view, but not the source.





This page holds a fake bib file.

This page has a citation to a reference [[BibCite(someref09)]].




@article {someref09,
author = "Ariel Balter",
title = "This is a test reference",
journal = "Proceedings of Trac Hacks",
pages = "999",
volume = "1",
number = "3",
year = "2009",

author = "Selvik G",
journal = "Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica. Supplementum",
title = "Roentgen stereophotogrammetry. A method for the study of the kinematics of the skeletal system.",
pages = "1-51",
volume = "232",
year = "1989",
type = "article"





This page has a citation to a reference in a bib file attached to [wiki:FakeRef another page]. [[BibCite(someref09)]].


comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Roman Mohr

Type: defecttask


At the moment the plugin is not follwing the typical trac syntax, for example to load a file from the repo just use


Make sure NOT to add a "source:" string before the path. For a svn repository "head" is most of the time sufficient as revision and for git "master". e.g.:


should to it.

Loading from other wiki pages than the local page is also not possible at the moment. I hope to find some time to change the program the next days to support standard trac syntax.

Hope I could help

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by anonymous

I commited an update tody to support more trac like links.

The new api in the trunk is:




Please test and report. thx.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by Roman Mohr

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Now you can also use wiki pages themselve to load items. Syntax:


The bibtexentries must be in a code block. See [TracBibPlugin] for furhter details.

Feel free to reopen the ticket if you still have problems, I consider this as fixed.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by anonymous


I'm having problems with this plugin. I attached a bib file in a wiki page which path is:


On that page I use the following line to include the bib file:


Everything is ok if I try to cite a reference from that file in that wiki page. For instance:


However, I do not understand how to cite the same reference from that bib file in another wiki page, ex. in the main page ate wiki/WikiStart. I'm having problems in adding the bib file on that wiki page to include a reference.

I tried several ways with no success. I already saw the plugin usage examples at the plugin page, but it really do not help.

Any help?

Thanks a lot for your time.

Last edited 5 years ago by Ryan J Ollos (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by anonymous

As the documentation at the plugin page says:

[[BibAdd(attachment:[wikipage/]file)]]   # add a file from a wiki attachment

So, if you reach the wiki page where the bib file is attached via wiki/MyPage/TestPage you can reference it from every other page in the wiki via


I hope you find the plugin useful.

Best Regards, Roman

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by anonymous


that one of the experiments I did. For instance my trac's project environment path is:


where I attach my bib file was in (the name of bib file is references.bib):


in that wiki page I add the bib file as:


without any problem. However, if I try to add the same bib file on (or in any other wiki page):


which is the right way to do it? Accordingly with the plugin's documentation, and from what you said, it should be:


However, there is an error that says:

Error: Macro BibAdd(attachment:wiki/references/bibliography/references.bib) failed

Attachment 'wiki:wiki: references/bibliography/references.bib' does not exist.

I notice that at the root of my trac's project environment there is a directory called attachments that maintains the wiki pages structure.

Any help, please ....

So, if I want

Last edited 5 years ago by Ryan J Ollos (previous) (diff)

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by anonymous

Don't add 'wiki'


Should work.

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by anonymous

Not really,

and I already tried that before ... The error is:

Error: Macro BibAdd(attachment:references/bibliography/references.bib) failed

Attachment 'wiki:references: bibliography/references.bib' does not exist.

Any idea? It has to do with the plugin's version? With any conflict with any other plugin?

Last edited 5 years ago by Ryan J Ollos (previous) (diff)

comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by anonymous

Any idea? help, suggestion?

comment:11 Changed 5 years ago by anonymous

Could you tell me on which trac version and which python version you are using the plugin?

comment:12 Changed 5 years ago by anonymous

Python 2.7.3 Plugin from trunk

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