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Re: [AUCTeX] TeX-next-error problems when using auctex-latexmk

From: Ista Zahn
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] TeX-next-error problems when using auctex-latexmk
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2015 12:48:32 -0500

FWIW, in my particular case adding $(file-line-error) to the latexmk
command fixed the problem. I opened a PR to add this to


On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 4:17 AM, Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Ivan,
> 2015-12-11 4:02 GMT+01:00 Ivan Andrus <address@hidden>:
>>> On Dec 10, 2015, at 1:08 PM, Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Hi Ista,
>>> 2015-12-10 20:58 GMT+01:00 Ista Zahn <address@hidden>:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I'm using auctex-latexmk from
>>>> I'm not entirely sure if I
>>>> should be reporting this here or there, but decided to try here first.
>>>> If you think this is a bug that should be reported to auctex-latexmk
>>>> instead please let me know.
>> I thought LatexMk support was added to AUCTeX proper.  It seems like it 
>> shouldn’t be hard.  I could probably come up with a patch if desired,
> Yes, adding an entry to `TeX-command-list' is easy, and I don't have
> anything against including support for `latexmk' in AUCTeX, my only
> concern is: how nicely does it play with error reporting?  We need a
> proper sentinel that parses only the last *TeX run.
>>though maybe auctex-latexmk should be incorporated.
> Would be fine, but I didn't actually look at the code and we need
> copyright assignment from every contributors to that package.  Is that
> feasible?
>>> I didn't try to reproduce the error by installing `auctex-latexmk'
>>> because it's known that AUCTeX sometimes fails to parse the output log
>>> and picks up supp-pdf.mkii as offending file for warnings/errors.
>>> There are some works in progress trying to address this problem, but
>>> I'm not sure they're really still in progress.
>> In this case it looks like LatexMk isn’t using -file-line-error-style, which 
>> significantly improves AUCTeX’s ability to find the right line.  I was one 
>> of those people who tried to improve AUCTeX’s error recognition, but once I 
>> found out about -file-line-error-style, I stopped caring as much.  :-)
> Yes, -file-line-error is definitely a great improvement but AUCTeX has
> still some problems with warnings, I'm often brought to supp-pdf.mkii
> when reviewing compilation log.
> Bye,
> Mosè

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