pandoc - general markup converter

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Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name pandoc
Package version
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 25.35 KB
Download size 4.50 MB
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Pandoc is a Haskell library for converting from one markup format to
another, and a command-line tool that uses this library. It can read
markdown and (subsets of) reStructuredText, HTML, LaTeX and DocBook
XML; and it can write plain text, markdown, reStructuredText, XHTML,
HTML 5, LaTeX (including beamer slide shows), ConTeXt, RTF, DocBook
XML, OpenDocument XML, ODT, Word docx, GNU Texinfo, MediaWiki markup,
EPUB, Textile, groff man pages, Emacs Org-Mode, AsciiDoc, and Slidy,
Slideous, DZSlides, or S5 HTML slide shows. It can also produce PDF
output on systems where LaTeX is installed.
Pandoc's enhanced version of markdown includes syntax for footnotes,
tables, flexible ordered lists, definition lists, delimited code
blocks, superscript, subscript, strikeout, title blocks, automatic
tables of contents, embedded LaTeX math, citations, and markdown inside
HTML block elements.  (These enhancements can optionally be disabled.)
In contrast to most existing tools for converting markdown to HTML,
which use regex substitutions, Pandoc has a modular design: it consists
of a set of readers, which parse text in a given format and produce a
native representation of the document, and a set of writers, which
convert this native representation into a target format. Thus, adding
an input or output format requires only adding a reader or writer.
This package contains the pandoc tool.
PDF output via PDFLaTeX requires the package texlive-latex-recommended,
via XeLaTeX it additionally requires texlive-xetex, and via LuaTeX
additionally texlive-luatex.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pandoc_1.9.4.2-2_i386.deb i386 Debian Main
pandoc - - -


Name Value
libbibutils2 >= 4.12
libc6 >= 2.7
libffi5 >= 3.0.4
libgmp10 -
libpcre3 >= 8.10
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package pandoc_1.9.4.2-2_amd64.deb
Source Package pandoc

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install pandoc deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install pandoc




2012-07-23 - Iain Lane <>
pandoc ( unstable; urgency=low
* Cherry-pick patch from upstream to not build with the threaded runtime.
It has a performance penalty and is not supported on multiple Debian
architectures, leading to build failures there. (Closes: #682433)
2012-06-30 - Clint Adams <>
pandoc ( unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version, fixing non-ASCII filenames.
* Add Recommends on libghc-citeproc-hs-data (for --bibliography).
2012-06-20 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
pandoc ( unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Update long description to mention new Slideous output format.
* Tighten (build-)dependencies for highlighting-kate-* packages,
reflecting upstream change.
* Drop patch: Adopted upstream.
* Drop NEWS file: contents relevant only for transisitions from Lenny
(now oldstable).
2012-05-20 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
pandoc (1.9.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* (Build-)depend on GHC -doc and -prof packages of blaze-builder
hs-bibutils random and text: Indirectly needed (at least for -doc
packages) but not pulled in.
* Update package relations:
+ Fix have pandoc package recommend libghc-citeproc-hs-data.
Closes: bug#645530.
+ Fix tighten dependencies needed since
- libghc-utf8-string-*
- libghc-syb-*
+ Fix drop dependencies unused since
- libghc-xhtml-*
- libghc-dlist-*
+ Fix drop dependencies apparently never used:
- libghc-testpack-*
- hscolour
+ Fix drop dependencies apparently used only for testsuite (which
fails currently so is not enabled):
- diff
- test-framework-dev
- test-framework-hunit-dev
- test-framework-quickcheck2-dev
- quickcheck-dev
- hunit-dev
- template-haskell-dev
- ansi-terminal-dev
+ Fix exclude upper bound of libghc-zlib-* versioning (<< not <=).
+ Fix have libghc-* packages depend on ${haskell:Extra-Depends}, as
suggested in bug#645530.
+ Tighten dependencies needed since 1.9.3:
- libghc-mtl-*
+ Generally relax to drop lower bound of versionings: Satisfied in
Wheezy and unavailable in Squeeze or Lenny (libghc-* naming was
introduced post-Squeeze).
+ Build-depend only on libghc-*-prof packages explicitly declared in
upstream cabal file (only include libghc-*-doc packages when
Haddock complains).
+ Sort package relations.
* Extend long description to mention newly added support for reading
(not only writing) DocBook XML.
* Add patch 1001 to support setting language in slidy output.
* Update copyright file: Extend copyright years.
2012-04-24 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
pandoc (1.9.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Drop dpkg-source local-options hint: Declared options are default
since dpkg-source 1.16.1.
* Use for Vcs-Browser field.
* Update copyright file:
+ Fix double-indent in Copyright fields as per Policy ยง5.6.13.
+ Quote license strings in License comment field.
+ Explicitly mention when non-copyrighted files are in the public

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