I have downloaded Texlive and latex and language-latex package in atom. However,when I save the .tex file, the LaTex log at the bottom shown that

TeXification failed!Builder executable 'latexmk' not found
as configured:
when resolved:
Make sure latex.texPath is configured correctly either adjust it via `the setting view or directly in your config.cson file`

I think the problem is about configuration, but how can I config it?

Moreover, there is another warming Parsing of log files failed. Did I miss downloading anything?

I am still new to Linux, can anyone help?

  • What exactly did you install? Have you installed LaTeX? Which one? The one from debian? Then you probably also need to separately install latexmk from Debian. (Debian has a tendency to split latex into many small Debian pieces and leave it to the user to figure out what they need). Might be best to get the compilation working from the command line first and then move to Atom
    – daleif
    Commented Mar 3, 2020 at 13:20
  • is latexmk installed ? if not, you should install it from your debian favorite package manager
    – gigiair
    Commented Mar 3, 2020 at 13:23
  • Debian has a separate package latexmk, see for example packages.debian.org/buster/latexmk for Debian 10.
    – Marijn
    Commented Mar 3, 2020 at 13:46
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    I installed texlive, does it include latexmk? i am using ubuntu should I download the package from Debian 10?
    – ytln
    Commented Mar 4, 2020 at 18:04
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    i downloaded it, but the problem still exists.I have reopened atom a couple of times and restate my computer as well. The location of the latexmk is in /usr/bin/latexmk.
    – ytln
    Commented Mar 6, 2020 at 10:29

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I use Linux Mint 20 and facing a similar problem. I found out that this problem occurs on the Flatpak version of Atom, which is the default Atom package in the Software Manager.

I solved this problem by removing the Flatpak version of Atom and installing the deb version of Atom from the Atom official page (https://atom.io/download/deb). The deb version of Atom works well with the latex package.

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