Installing specific versions of biblatex and texlive for arxiv


(An update on the previous post)

So, I had a problem - my TeX distribution is new and updated, but I need to submit a paper to the arXiv, and arXiv has a different version of TeX distribution (currently 2016). The main problem is biblatex, which creates an incompatible version of the bibliography .bbl file. For this, I need an appropriate version of the biblatex package.

My solution which gives the needed version 2.8 of the .bbl file:

Note that cloning the full biblatex github repo and running their install script (turns out I needed version 3.5 of biblatex) for some reason does not give the needed version 2.8 of the .bbl file.

arXiv logo
arXiv logo