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

John Collins jcc8 at psu.edu
Mon Jan 30 12:58:23 CET 2017

The bug has already been reported and corrected in latexmk 4.53c.  But I 
dropped the ball and didn't upload the corrected version to CTAN, so 
it's not yet in TeXLive.  I'll upload it today.  Meanwhile the corrected 
version is at 


On 1/30/17 3:04 AM, Lars Madsen wrote:
> I suggest you write directly to the latexmk maintainer
> http://www.personal.psu.edu/jcc8/
> 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>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* tex-live <tex-live-bounces at tug.org> on behalf of Leonid Sinev
> <leonid.sinev at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* 28 January 2017 18:34
> *To:* tex-live at tug.org
> *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
> atex.log'
> 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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