However, I got one error that puzzled me:
LaTeX Error: File `bibtopic.sty' not foundObviously some LaTeX package was missing, which did not happen before under Linux. Now what to do -- in absence of a LaTeX package manager on Linux?
Answer: Just use your Linux package manager!
So I did a search for "bibtex":
$ aptitude search bibtex p bibtex2html - filters BibTeX files and translates p bibtexconv - BibTeX Converter p bibtexconv:i386 - BibTeX Converter p jbibtex-base - make a bibliography for ASCII p(La) p kbibtex - BibTeX editor for KDE p kbibtex:i386 - BibTeX editor for KDE p libtext-bibtex-perl - Perl extension to read and parse Bi p libtext-bibtex-perl:i386 - Perl extension to read and parse Bi p nbibtex - Powerful, flexible replacement for p nbibtex:i386 - Powerful, flexible replacement for p nbibtex-doc - Documentation of source code for nb p python-bibtex - Python interfaces to BibTeX and the p python-bibtex:i386 - Python interfaces to BibTeX and the v python2.7-bibtex - v python2.7-bibtex:i386 - p texlive-bibtex-extra - TeX Live: BibTeX additional stylesOK, "texlive-bibtex-extra", "additional styles". This was what I was missing and installing this package fixed the problem.
$ sudo aptitude install texlive-bibtex-extraDone!