Introduction to Asciidoctor

Asciidoctor is a fast, open source text processor and publishing toolchain for converting AsciiDoc content to HTML5, DocBook, PDF, and other formats.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

Asciidoctor Dependencies



Installation of Asciidoctor



When building this package, the following message may appear:

fatal: not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git

. This is normal, and the package will continue building past this point.

Build the Ruby gem:

gem build asciidoctor.gemspec

The test suite needs many Ruby gems beyond the scope of BLFS.

Now, as the root user:

gem install asciidoctor-2.0.20.gem &&
install -vm644 man/asciidoctor.1 /usr/share/man/man1


Installed Programs: asciidoctor
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/ruby/gems/3.3.0/gems/asciidoctor-2.0.20 and /usr/lib/ruby/gems/3.3.0/doc/asciidoctor-2.0.20

Short Descriptions


converts AsciiDoc source files to HTML, DocBook, and other formats