[OS X TeX] old latexmk

G. M.-S. lists.gms at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 04:20:56 CET 2020

Thank you for your quick answers.

Yes, I have the last version (4.44) of TeXShop, and the last MacTeX with
the latest updates for TeX Live.

And yes, this version of TeXShop uses its own old latexmk (4.65).

It has been some time I am having problems with "% !TEX TS-program =
pdflatexmk".  For example, the first time I typeset a file, only pdflatex
is called, and I have to typeset again in order for latexmk to do its
magic.  So I was wondering if the reason was the old version of latexmk.

However, it is true that a similar thing happens with "% !TEX TS-program =
xelatex":  the first time I typeset it tells me that latex cannot compile
the file.  The second time, xelatex is called as expected.

I look forward to the new version of TeXShop, and thanks again to all of
you for taking care of TeX for our Macs, and doing it so wonderfully.


On Wed, 4 Nov 2020 at 03:53, Ross Moore <ross.moore at mq.edu.au> wrote:

> Hi Dick, Guillermo
> On 4 Nov 2020, at 1:40 pm, koch at math.uoregon.edu wrote:
> Guillermo,
> The location ~/Library/TeXShop/bin/ and its contents are automatically
> updated with each new version of the program.
> You don't say which version of TeXShop you are using. The current version
> is 4.44. If you have an older version, updating to 4.44 would update
> latexmk.
> Ffor several months TeXShop has been stable and no new versions were
> released. We don't release a new TeXShop just because latexmk is updated.
> The current TeXShop sources do indeed have version 4.70b of latexmk.
> I happen to know that  latexmk  has been worked on within the past week,
> due to an unfortunate looping behaviour when using the  hyperxmp  package.
> CTAN has:  4.70b 2020-09-29  which is more than a month old.
> It may be just the  latexmkrc  file that needs changing.
>  hyperxmp  certainly has been recently updated because of this.
> It may be that further testing is being done before new updates are
> committed to CTAN.
> Hope this helps.
> Ross
> So when will TeXShop be updated again? I suspect the answer is next
> Tuesday around noon. That is because Apple has an "event" scheduled Tuesday
> at 10:00 Pacific Standard Time.
> TeXShop 4.49 has support for Big Sur and universal binaries.
> Dick Koch
> koch at uoregon.edu
> On Nov 3, 2020, at 6:16 PM, G. M.-S. <lists.gms at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello.
> When using
> % !TEX TS-program = pdflatexmk
> TeXShop says
> Latexmk: This is Latexmk, John Collins, 18 June 2019, version: 4.65.
> which is an old version.
> I have found it in
> ~/Library/TeXShop/bin/tslatexmk/latexmk
> and I wonder why it is there and not updated.
> Should I delete the folder ~/Library/TeXShop?  Would opening TeXShop
> create a fresh version of this folder?
> (I also have latexmk in /Library/TeX/texbin/latexmk, which is a symbolic
> link to
> /usr/local/texlive/2020/texmf-dist/scripts/latexmk/latexmk.pl
> <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/tzA0CwV1jpSOpPQ0hVMh2F?domain=urldefense.com>
> and is version 4.70b.)
> Thanks in advance,
> Guillermo
> Dr Ross Moore
> Department of Mathematics and Statistics
> 12 Wally’s Walk, Level 7, Room 734
> Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
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On Wed, 4 Nov 2020 at 03:46, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

> Howdy,
> TeXShop's internal latexmk script is updated when TeXShop is updated.
> It is possible to make (fairly simple?) changes to the latexmk based
> engines so that they use the version in the active TeX Distribution (I know
> recent versions of TeX Live include latexmk). If you really feel you can't
> wait for the next teXShop update let me know and I'll tell you what needs
> to be done to the engines.
> There actually is a reason, although mostly historical, an internal
> version of latexmk is used. First, when the engines were introduced latexmk
> was not included in TeX Live. Second, each new internal version of latexmk
> passes through a test bed to check that there are no obvious problems; a
> long time ago there was a very short period of time when a problem was
> detected---and quickly corrected.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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