[OS X TeX] Automatic epstopdf

Josep Maria Font jmfont at ub.edu
Mon Jan 10 11:46:59 EST 2011

I've just read in the notes of "latexmk for TeXShop":

"In MacTEX 2010 the graphic(x/s) package will automatically load the epstopdf package if it detects that the file is being compiled using pdftex in pdf mode (normal for pdflatex). You no longer need to explicitly use the epstopdf package."

I understand this is a feature not related to latexmk, but rather to pdftex. Can anyone confirm this ?

My main question os: Is the above true in other, non-Mac-related LaTeX distributions, such as MikTeX for PCs, and generally other distributions people may have ? That is, can I give this advice (about not needing to explicitly use the epstopdf package) to general LaTeX users with up-to-date installations ? 



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