[tex-live] pretest: epstopdf overwrites existing files

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun Jul 5 23:03:02 CEST 2009

On So, 05 Jul 2009, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
> > In TL'09 pretest automatic eps-to-pdf conversion is launched even if the
> > required PDF file already exists, replacing the old PDF files.
> See options of package `epstopdf' or section "1.5 Configuration".
> I prefer "update, prepend".

Still, that change is quite invasive and in no way conservative wrt to
older documents (I mean written with TL2008). 

It should be the default that in *no* way something already present like
a pdf or eps file will be overwritten. None of these are clearly
temporary files (like .aux, .log, etc).

Please please please anyone that has to fixed before we release. I don't
want a tool that silently converts something overwritting an already
present file.

Best wishes


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