biblatex style options

Wolfgang Engelmann engelmann at
Mon Jul 12 08:58:02 UTC 2021

Am 10.07.21 um 21:25 schrieb Herbert Voss:
> Am 10.07.21 um 10:57 schrieb Wolfgang Engelmann:
>> This is a screenshot of a part of the references of a Springer book.
>> No point after the forename.
> Wolfgang, I downloaded an old version of spbasic.bst which has dots.
> However, now I found a new one on Springer's site. Download
>   and put the two files
> biblatex-spbasic.bbx
> biblatex-spbasic.cbx
> into a new directory
> /usr/local/texlive/2021/texmf-local/tex/latex/biblatex-spbasic
> or any other _local_ texmf directory.
> Then run
> texhash
> to update the file name database. Maybe that you must use sudo.
> Then open the attched LyX file or use your own one and change the
> entries in Document->settings->Bibliography
> (see atched screenshot).  Then run your example and you should get
> the desired bibstyle in the bibliography (see screenshot).
> best
> Herbert
Thanks again, Herbert.
I did, as you suggested.
contains doc with biblatex-spbasic.pdf and .tex
and latex containing biblatex-spbasic.bbx (biblatex style for spbasic.bst)
and biblatex-spbasic.cbx

I put both files in
did a texhash and sudo texhash

changed the settings according to your screenshot (including biber setting)

did a tools/reconfigure

but I can't find in the lyx file under Document settings > Bibliography 
 > Biblatex citation the biblatex-spbasic files
same for Biblatex bibliography style

I had to do the copying as sudo. Could this be the reason for the failure?

With the sp-basic.bst file for bibtex is was sufficient to put this file 
in the folder of the lyx document. I could load this style file into the 

However, I noted that the biblatex-spbasic.bbx and biblatex-spbasic.cbx 
files are owned by root.

How would I change it, if I am in the folder with the two biblatex files

with sudo chown ...
or chmod.. (forgot the shell command in linux)

or should I change the entire :
sudo chown -R ...


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