Running spacemacs 0.200.13.

Everytime I start spacemacs, it either installs auctex-latexmk or deletes it saying that it is an orphan package.

Here is some more information:

  • I have latex layer enabled

  • I also have a private layer. But that does not have anything to do with latex or auctex

What is going wrong here? How do I set things right?

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    same issue here. any hints on how to solve this?
    – jsevo
    Jul 18, 2019 at 16:51

1 Answer 1


Try the fix given at https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs/issues/8467#issuecomment-284254636

It fixed the issue for me, replacing just latex in the layers list with

(latex :variables latex-build-command "LatexMk")

auctex-latexmk gets installed and remains installed after this change.

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