Introduction to Asciidoc

The Asciidoc package is a text document format for writing notes, documentation, articles, books, ebooks, slideshows, web pages, man pages and blogs. AsciiDoc files can be translated to many formats including HTML, PDF, EPUB, and man page.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-10.1 platform.

Package Information

Asciidoc Dependencies

Optional (tests and runtime)

docbook-xsl-1.79.2, fop-2.6, libxslt-1.1.34, Lynx-2.8.9rel.1, dblatex, and W3m

User Notes:

Installation of Asciidoc

First, fix a build problem if the optional dependencies are not installed:

sed -i 's:doc/testasciidoc.1::' &&
rm doc/testasciidoc.1.txt

Install Asciidoc by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr     \
            --sysconfdir=/etc \
            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/asciidoc-9.1.0 &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
make docs


Installed Programs: a2x (symlink to,, asciidoc (symlink to, and
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /etc/asciidoc and /usr/share/doc/asciidoc-9.1.0

Short Descriptions


is a toolchain manager for AsciiDoc (converts Asciidoc text files to other file formats)


converts an AsciiDoc text file to HTML or DocBook

Last updated on 2021-02-20 11:35:58 -0800