[pdftex] Default extension in pdftex.def (again)

ConNews connews at gmx.de
Mon Oct 30 17:44:31 CET 2006

Hi folks,

is there a reason why the pdf driver does not
define a default rule as suggested in


resulting in the patch attached below.

I wonder why this is not set by default in the standard
pdftex.def file? Is there a more elegant way?


--- pdftex.def  2006-10-30 11:16:04.000000000 -0500
+++ pdftex.def.save     2006-10-30 11:09:55.000000000 -0500
@@ -702,7 +702,7 @@
  \@namedef{Gin at rule@.png}#1{{png}{.png}{#1}}
  \@namedef{Gin at rule@.mps}#1{{mps}{.mps}{#1}}
  \@namedef{Gin at rule@.pdf}#1{{pdf}{.pdf}{#1}}
-\@namedef{Gin at rule@*}#1{{pdf}{\Gin at ext}{#1}}

  % Rotation
  % slightly hacky, but set width of box 0 to 0pt otherwise

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