[tex-live] Different versions of epstopdf?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue May 1 02:23:18 CEST 2007

>>>>> "Gerben" == Gerben Wierda <Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl> writes:

  > Begin forwarded message:
  >>> What is going on? I think that I am using this:
  >>> /usr/local/texlive/ 2007/bin/powerpc-darwin/epstopdf Isn't that
  >>> the one that is described at
  >>> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/epstopdf/ ?

  > Should the perl version of epstopdf in TL be retired in favour of
  > the c-coded version? What speaks against it is that it requires a
  > Ghostscript which is not part of TL. If a gs-independent epstopdf
  > has a role apart from a gs-dependent one, it is unfortunate that
  > the c- coded version has the same name.

I sent two bug reports to Heiko some years ago and he fixed the bugs
in the Perl version.  The author of the C version did not reply to the
bug reports I sent to him  and the files on CTAN are still from 2001.

Gerben, the version we currently have in TL is yours.  This is up to
date and I do not see any good reason to replace it by anything else
at the moment.  


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