[tex-live] Latexmk (42982) and later problem (on Windows only?)

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Mon Jan 30 09:04:08 CET 2017

I suggest you write directly to the latexmk maintainer


He is usually very fast when it comes to fixing bugs.

Recently the system call for xelatex and lualatex was separated out into $xelatex and $lualatex (earlier it was overloading $pdflatex), and that may have introduced problems.

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@math<http://au.dk/daleif@imf> / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@math<http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf>

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Subject: [tex-live] Latexmk (42982) and later problem (on Windows only?)

latexmk (42272) produce expected result with commandline:
latexmk -xelatex -jobname=dissertation_xelatex -ps- -dvi- -recorder -silent dissertation.tex

But latexmk (42982) and latexmk (42993) fail to compile with the following error:
Collected error summary (may duplicate other messages):
  xelatex: (Pdf)LaTeX failed to generate the expected log file 'dissertation_xel
Latexmk: Did not finish processing file 'dissertation.tex':
   (Pdf)LaTeX failed to generate the expected log file 'dissertation_xelatex.log
Latexmk: Use the -f option to force complete processing,
 unless error was exceeding maximum runs of latex/pdflatex.
C:\texlive\2016\bin\win32\runscript.tlu:679: command failed with exit code 12:
perl.exe c:\texlive\2016\texmf-dist\scripts\latexmk\latexmk.pl<http://latexmk.pl> -xelatex -jobname=dissertation_xelatex -ps- -dvi- -recorder -silent dissertation.tex

As far as i remember, same happens for -lualatex option also but not with -pdf.
Fortunately i have found PC with not so up-to-date texlive, archived latexmk with tlmgr and restored it on my PC.
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