CTAN Update: latexmk

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at ctan.org
Thu Jan 19 19:05:55 CET 2017

John Collins submitted an update to the



Version:  4.52  2017-01-17
License:  gpl2

Summary description:  Fully automated LaTeX document generation

Announcement text:

 Changes for version 4.52:

 1. Optimize number of calls to kpsewhich. This occasionally
    gives large savings in run time.

 2. Fix bug that if an .aux file is deleted and then latexmk
    is run, the wrong number of runs of (pdf)latex was made.

 3. Implement direct support for XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX.

 4. For XeLaTeX, generate pdf file via xdv file and xdvipdfmx;
    this often gives much better run time for documents containing
    large graphics files.

 4. Correct detection for missing graphics files with XeLaTeX.

 5. Work around LuaTeX line-wrapping bug in .log file.

 6. Update documentation.

 7. Improvements in code and diagnostics.

 Changes for version 4.52b:

 Fix bug introduced in 4.52 that use of bibtex wasn't always
 detected when recorder mode is on.


The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at

The package’s files themselves can be inspected at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra Rübe-Pugliese


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