[tex-live] pretest: epstopdf overwrites existing files

Daniel Becker daniel.becker at uni-rostock.de
Wed Jul 8 03:42:10 CEST 2009

Am 08.07.2009 um 01:09 schrieb Karl Berry:

>   Unless foo.eps is given explicitly (i.e. with extension) in which
> case
>   foo.SUFFIX.pdf should be generated and used even if foo.pdf exists
> Why?   Even though the user is clearly confused in this case (.eps in
> doc, running pdflatex), it still seems to me that if they have a
> foo.pdf, it is probably the "equivalent" of foo.eps and is what the
> user
> would expect to be used.

Then the user could have used foo.pdf in the first place. Some people
use .eps with extension even if they run pdflatex because they know
that a conversion takes place that can be controlled with epstopdf.


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