CTAN update: epstopdf-pkg

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Fri Nov 29 23:27:11 CET 2019

Oberdiek Package Support Group  submitted an update to the



Version number: 2.8 2019-11-27
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: Call epstopdf "on the fly"

Announcement text:

epstopdf v2.8 2019/11/27 

epstopdf-base package is called by the core graphics package in pdftex
and luatex to automate conversion of EPS files to PDF before being
included into the document.

The full package (which may be called directly) has many options which
are not used by the core processing, and handling the options caused
many packages to be loaded.



loaded the packages

infwarerr, grfext, kvdefinekeys, ltxcmds, kvoptions, keyval,
kvsetkeys, etexcmds, ifluatex, iftex, pdftexcmds

The new release avoids loading packages when epstopdf-base is loaded
without options and so none of the above list will be included
allowing the core graphics package to only rely on this epstopdf
bundle, and also the Lua portion of pdftexcmds when used with LuaTeX.
All these packages are still loaded by \usepackage{epstopdf} for

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   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Ina Dau


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