Your are correct.  That is apparently the issue:

git@pbx:~$ asciidoc --version
asciidoc 8.2.7

This server is still running Debian Lenny.
Not sure when I will be able to rebuild it.  

My apologies for spamming your bug reporting list 
with all of that.  I now have source installs of git 
and gitolite installed and presumably working on this 
server and promise not to bother you further with 
that issue.

-- Hugh Esco

Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 14:02:09 -0400
From: Jeff King <>
To: Junio C Hamano <>
Subject: Re: bug report, v1.7.12.1 -- Documentation/git-bundle.xml:130:
 parser error

On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 12:34:18AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> I suspect that a tilde inside literal `` environment is mishandled
> in your versions of the documentation toolchain.  Either you would
> need to upgrade some tool in the toolchain, or we would need patches
> to the source that would look like:
>       -such as `master~1` cannot be packaged,...
>         +such as `master{tilde}1` cannot be packaged,...
> to work around this problem if the version of the problematic tool
> you are using is widespread.

That would not work, as commit 6cf378f turned off no-inline-literal, and
modern asciidoc would not expand that "{tilde}" at all. My guess is that
Hugh is using a version of asciidoc older than 8.4.1, which was the
first version to understand inline literals.

This came up already once before:

where the culprit was older third-party RPMs on RHEL5. It can be worked
around by upgrading asciidoc, or using "make quick-install-doc" to pull
the pre-built versions.


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