Overcoming Pandoc Issues in Debian

Debian doesn’t include a recent version of pandoc, unless you’re living on the hard edge (a.k.a. experimental). When pandoc threw errors for documents passed to pandoc-citeproc, I suspected that an update would resolve the issue, especially as the same document compiled fine under Windows and older documents also failed to compile. There’s an up-to-date Debian package from the official repository, but not for my architecture. Compiling it is, then. Downloading and compiling posed no problem, but somehow the symlink out of ./cabal/bin failed to work properly, as did creating a symlink to the pandoc installed within/alongside rstudio. I guess there’s a clean solution during the compilation stage, but the quickest workaround was copying the binaries in ./cavbal/bin to /usr/bin. Not pretty, but functional.