[tex-live] purifyeps

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 13:27:48 CET 2009

Wed Mar 25 08:26:52 EDT 2009

[8/9] update: purifyeps (12489 -> 12498) ... The following files
should be removed due to the removal of purifyeps,
but are part of another package, too.
 texmf/doc/man/man1/a2ping.1 - a2ping
 texmf/doc/man/man1/a2ping.pdf - a2ping

tlmgr show purifyeps
Package:    purifyeps
Category:   Package
ShortDesc:  Make EPS work with both LaTeX/dvips and pdfLaTeX.
LongDesc:   While pdfLaTeX has a number of nice features, its primary
shortcoming relative to standard LaTeX+dvips is that it is unable to
read ordinary Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files, the most common
graphics format in the LaTeX world. Purifyeps converts EPS files into
a purifiedâ form that can be read by both LaTeX+dvips and pdfLaTeX.
The trick is that the standard LaTeX2e graphics packages can parse
MetaPost-produced EPS directly. Hence, purifyeps need only convert an
arbitrary EPS file into the same stylized format that MetaPost
Installed:  Yes
Revision:   12498
Collection: collection-binextra

(so it was not removed)


Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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