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-11.0 platform.

Package Information

Asciidoctor Dependencies



User Notes:

Installation of Asciidoctor

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-2.0.16.gem &&
install -vm644 man/asciidoctor.1 /usr/share/man/man1


Installed Programs: asciidoctor
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/ruby/gems/3.0.0/gems/asciidoctor-2.0.16 and /usr/lib/ruby/gems/3.0.0/doc/asciidoctor-2.0.16

Short Descriptions


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

Last updated on Sun Aug 29 10:32:39 2021