Ubuntu – Install Pandoc (required for docverter)

pandocsoftware installation

For the life of me I can't figure out how to install pandoc. I tried the approach recommended on its Github repo as well as all 3 approaches recommended on the pandoc site. I'm installing on Ubuntu 12.04 so I first did sudo apt-get install haskell-platform.

Here's where the error occurred at each step:

1) Installing as recommended on the Github repo:

# cabal install --enable-tests
Registering zlib-conduit-1.0.0...
cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
http-conduit-1.9.4.5 depends on mime-types-0.1.0.3 which failed to install.
mime-types-0.1.0.3 failed during the building phase. The exception was:
ExitFailure 9
pandoc-1.12 depends on mime-types-0.1.0.3 which failed to install.

2) Primary installation method on Pandoc site:

# cabal install pandoc
[35 of 45] Compiling Text.Pandoc.Parsing ( src/Text/Pandoc/Parsing.hs, dist/build/Text/Pandoc/Parsing.o )
cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
pandoc-1.11.1 failed during the building phase. The exception was:
ExitFailure 9

3) "If my distribution has GHC 6.12"

# cabal install cabal-install
[46 of 67] Compiling Distribution.Simple.LocalBuildInfo ( Distribution/Simple/LocalBuildInfo.hs, dist/build/Distribution/Simple/LocalBuildInfo.o )
cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
Cabal-1.16.0.3 failed during the building phase. The exception was:
ExitFailure 9
cabal-install-1.16.0.2 depends on Cabal-1.16.0.3 which failed to install.

4) Installing the tarball:

# cabal install pandoc
[23 of 45] Compiling Text.Pandoc.Writers.Texinfo ( src/Text/Pandoc/Writers/Texinfo.hs, dist/build/Text/Pandoc/Writers/Texinfo.o )
cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
pandoc-1.11.1 failed during the building phase. The exception was:
ExitFailure 9

Best Answer

You can install directly from the repos:

sudo apt-get install pandoc