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

Leonid Sinev leonid.sinev at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 18:34:18 CET 2017

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

But latexmk (42982) and latexmk (42993) fail to compile with the following
Collected error summary (may duplicate other messages):
  xelatex: (Pdf)LaTeX failed to generate the expected log file
Latexmk: Did not finish processing file 'dissertation.tex':
   (Pdf)LaTeX failed to generate the expected log file
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
perl.exe c:\texlive\2016\texmf-dist\scripts\latexmk\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
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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