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This is a bit of a follow-up question to: Is there latexmk functionality for LuaTeX?

I am trying to setup latexmk on Windows 7 together with LuaTeX but it does not work for some unknown reason. Latexmk in connection with pdftex runs without problems though. With the command line for luatex:

latexmk -pdflatex=lualatex -pdf test.tex

I get the following output:

Latexmk: This is Latexmk, John Collins, 30 March 2012, version: 4.31.
**** Report bugs etc to John Collins <collins at phys.psu.edu>. ****
Latexmk: applying rule 'pdflatex'...
Rule 'pdflatex': File changes, etc:
   Non-existent destination files:
Run number 1 of rule 'pdflatex'
Running 'lualatex  -recorder  "test.tex"'
This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.70.1-2012011814 (MiKTeX 2.9)

Other attempts at changing the latexmk command with the suggested values from the man-page also do not succeed (latexmk -pdf -pdflatex="lualatex %O %S" test.tex). Is there any chance of getting this to work?

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Have you tried latexmk -lualatex test.tex? –  Mico May 3 '12 at 14:32
@Mico: latexmk gives -lualatex bad option as an error message then. –  Alexander May 3 '12 at 14:38
In TeXworks, with TeXlive, I've used the arguments listed in the TeXworks wiki, just replacing q/pdflatex with q/lualatex. Works fine for me. –  Torbjørn T. May 3 '12 at 14:46
Looks like a miktex bug. lualatex test works fine but as soon as the recorder option is used it stops at the ` ** ` prompt. I will check for updates and if the bug persists I will make a report. –  Ulrike Fischer May 3 '12 at 15:59
Until the bug is fixed, a workaround is to invoke latexmk with its -recorder- option. Its detection of file dependencies will be suboptimal, but only for difficult cases. –  John Collins May 3 '12 at 17:15

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It looks like a MiKTeX bug and I have made a bug report:


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