[OS X TeX] Re: mpost in TexLive 2009

Nicola nvitacolonna at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 16:26:57 CEST 2010

In article <E9F1DE3D-9CFE-449F-9079-741E7993967D at mac.com>,
 Alain Matthes <alain.matthes at mac.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a problem with a package that uses mpost
> (Metapost version 1.207)
> mpost -jobname=newfic.tab oldfic.tab.mp
> creates the file newfic.0 instead of  newfic.tab.0
> mpost removes .tab.mp instead of .mp
> Is it a bug or a new feature ?

I don't know, but the behaviour may have changed in 1.208. From the 
release notes:

What is new in MetaPost version 1.208

* Previous versions of MetaPost 1.20x were overeager to remove file
  extensions from the end of the jobname.

See also this discussion:



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