I am using latexmk to compile file written in Latex in OS X (macOS Sierra : 10.12.4) to pdf.

Recently I am facing that such pdf files are not being opened through Preview or Skim pdf editor! Earlier I didn't have such an issue.

Any fix?

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My machine has MacOS 10.12.5 and MacTeX-2016 and it works fine, both with Preview and Skim. I used the command-line in Terminal. Here are what latexmk --version and pdflatex --version report on my system, respectively.

Latexmk, John Collins, 22 April 2016. Version 4.45

pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (TeX Live 2016)
kpathsea version 6.2.2
Copyright 2016 Han The Thanh (pdfTeX) et al.
There is NO warranty.  Redistribution of this software is
covered by the terms of both the pdfTeX copyright and
the Lesser GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the file
named COPYING and the pdfTeX source.
Primary author of pdfTeX: Han The Thanh (pdfTeX) et al.
Compiled with libpng 1.6.21; using libpng 1.6.21
Compiled with zlib 1.2.8; using zlib 1.2.8
Compiled with xpdf version 3.04

I know this does not really qualify as an answer but I don't have enough reputation to comment on your question!

  • @LucJBourhis I have upgraded to MacOS 10.12.5, and reinstalled MacTeX-2016 and Skim. Still no luck. :(
    – hbaromega
    May 27, 2017 at 1:06
  • Sorry, I missed your answer. Do you get any error message? If you do open your.pdf in Terminal, do you get any info? For the record, my version of Skim is 1.4.29 (103). Also could you copy me the output of a fresh latexmk run?
    – user123861
    May 30, 2017 at 8:42
  • @LucBourhis Sorry, what output do you want? The printout on the screen (but there's no error in Latex)? My Skim version is the same as yours.
    – hbaromega
    Jul 20, 2017 at 19:07
  • I was wondering whether open your.pdf in Terminal would print some warning or error.
    – user123861
    Jul 20, 2017 at 23:05
  • @LucJBourhis No error message on the terminal. I can send you the crash report if you want through conversation.
    – hbaromega
    Aug 13, 2017 at 18:30

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