Installing the development version of pandoc

John MacFarlane edited this page Apr 11, 2016 · 18 revisions

If you want to live dangerously, you can install the still-in-progress pandoc (and pandoc-citeproc) from github. You'll need git and stack. Grab the stack binary that is appropriate for your platform and put it somewhere in your path.

Then:

mkdir pandoc-build
cd pandoc-build
git clone https://github.com/jgm/pandoc-types
git clone https://github.com/jgm/texmath
git clone https://github.com/jgm/pandoc-citeproc
git clone https://github.com/jgm/pandoc
git clone https://github.com/jgm/cmark-hs
git clone https://github.com/jgm/zip-archive
cd pandoc
git submodule update --init
stack install --test --install-ghc --stack-yaml stack.full.yaml

The stack install command will let you know where it put the binaries (pandoc and pandoc-citeproc). You may have to add this location (~/.local/bin, on linux and OSX systems) to your path.

To pull in the latest changes, after you've done this and there have been changes in the repositories: Visit each repository in pandoc-build (pandoc-types, texmath, pandoc-citeproc, pandoc, zip-archive, cmark-hs) and do git pull. In the pandoc repo, also do git submodule update and stack install --test --stack-yaml stack.full.yaml.