[petsc-dev] lovely error message

Barry Smith bsmith at petsc.dev
Fri Dec 25 19:43:43 CST 2020

  Yes, I must do something, but the error message gives no indication of how to do what needs to be done. We should hire these people to do the error message for PETSc. 

$ make sphinx-docs-all  LOC=$PETSC_DIR
/usr/local/opt/python at 3.9/bin/python3.9 ./config/gmakegen.py --petsc-arch=arch-release
/usr/local/opt/python at 3.9/bin/python3.9 /Users/barrysmith/Src/petsc/config/gmakegentest.py --petsc-dir=/Users/barrysmith/Src/petsc --petsc-arch=arch-release --testdir=./arch-release/tests
Running Sphinx v2.4.4

Found DOT install: /usr/local/bin/dot

loading pickled environment... failed
failed: Can't get attribute 'BibfileCache' on <module 'sphinxcontrib.bibtex.cache' from '/Users/barrysmith/Src/petsc/arch-release/sphinx_docs_env/lib/python3.9/site-packages/sphinxcontrib/bibtex/cache.py'>

Extension error:
You must configure the bibtex_bibfiles setting
gmake[2]: *** [Makefile:28: latexpdf] Error 1
gmake[1]: *** [makefile:428: sphinx-docs-manual] Error 2
make: *** [GNUmakefile:17: sphinx-docs-all] Error 2

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