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Pandoc Buildpack

A Heroku buildpack for pandoc.


To install this buildpack run:

heroku buildpacks:add -a your-app-name

The buildpack will be installed on your next push to the app.

What It Does

  • The buildpack script downloads a prebuilt debian archive from the pandoc repository.
    • If the deb archive already exists in the heroku buildpack cache, the cached version will be used instead.
  • The script then extracts the pandoc binary from this archive into /app/vendor/pandoc/bin.
  • Finally, the script adds /app/vendor/pandoc/bin to the PATH.

For details, see the script in bin/compile.