[tex-live] pretest: epstopdf overwrites existing files

Angelo Graziosi angelo.graziosi at alice.it
Sat Jul 11 00:11:45 CEST 2009

Karl Berry wrote:

> My understanding of the results are that:
> 1) user has both foo.eps and foo.pdf (created in whatever way): Their
>    foo.pdf gets used.  Nothing is generated.
> 2) user has only foo.eps: foo.SUFFIX.pdf gets generated, and used.
>    foo.SUFFIX.pdf is not regenerated unless foo.eps changes.
> 3) if the user does some manual tweaks on foo.SUFFIX.pdf and copies it
>    to foo.pdf, then once again foo.pdf will be used (and not overwritten).

What is the final decision? The current TL2009 converts 
*unconditionally* the .eps files into -epstopdf.pdf files, even if .pdf 
files already exist and are older than .eps. Is this to be expected?


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