[Tex/LaTex] How to update biblatex in ubuntu


I'm trying to update biblatex, but I cannot succeed.

I'm following this guide from README file:


  1. Get the file biblatex-.tds.zip from


  2. Unpack the archive in the root directory of the local TeX
    installation tree, for example

    /usr/local/share/texmf/ [I put it in this folder]




    C:\Local TeX Files\

  3. Update the file hash tables (also known as the file name

    On teTeX and TeX Live systems, run texhash as root ('sudo
    texhash'). On MiKTeX, run 'initexmf –update-fndb' in a command
    window or use the 'Refresh FNDB' button of the MiKTeX Options

But I'm continuously receiving this message on Texstudio:

Package biblatex Error: Style 'abnt-numeric' not found. \RequireBibliographyStyle{\blx@bbxfile}

Does anybody knows how to resolve it?

I'm using ubuntu 16.04, package texlive-full

Best Answer

You need to install the biblatex-abnt package separately. If you can't install packages via your TeX distribution (as is the case with the repository version of TeX live on Ubuntu), you need to install the package manually.

Get it from https://www.ctan.org/pkg/biblatex-abnt and unpack it into your local TeX tree.