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authorJohn MacFarlane <>2015-04-02 11:14:55 -0700
committerJohn MacFarlane <>2015-04-02 20:45:26 -0700
commit333eafb886b3179dfb8cefadec6326ec19f01f52 (patch)
tree3474ea37b73bc5e2c9f9c0179096b29729535b3a /INSTALL
parent8d39d03d05728dd8cb17f884525fa2e26794441c (diff)
Added INSTALL instructions about older cabal versions.
IT may be necessary to update cabal, since older versions don't take into account the (new) possibility of changed metadata on Hackage.
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@@ -24,6 +24,11 @@ Quick install
This procedure will install the released version of pandoc,
which will be downloaded automatically from HackageDB.
+ (Note: if this step fails, and you are using an older version
+ of the Haskell Platform, e.g. on Debian stable, you may need to
+ upgrade your version of cabal: `cabal install cabal-install`,
+ then try `cabal update && cabal install pandoc` again.)
If you want to install a modified or development version
of pandoc instead, switch to the source directory and do
as above, but without the 'pandoc':