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Re: [opensuse-factory] Today I wanted to install package asciidoc and...
On Monday 2019-03-18 18:24, Martin Wilck wrote:

If "recommends" is for niche functionality like this, what do we have
"suggests" for, then?

Beats me. We have too many tags anyway, and `zypper install` does not even
*have* a --suggests option that could potentially select suggestions for
installation.

Just because I want to convert asciidoc to something else doesn't mean I
want to convert it to PDF

You know that argument can be spun both ways.

I'm unsure what you want to say.

asciidoc is for conversion of asciidoc format _to docbook_. Not for
converting _from docbook_ to something else. PDF generation is outside
the functionality of asciidoc.

Aha, that changes things! The asciidoc man page would do good if it actually
said that. The way the manpage is written presently (as quoted by you) suggests
PDF is an integral mode.
In the face of this new knowledge, maybe they should add figlet and unicorns as
output modes too, because there will always be some strange program text could
be piped to. Or trim the manpage.

The asciidoc man page says "Backend output file format: docbook45,
xhtml11, html4, html5, slidy, wordpress or latex (the latex backend
experimental".
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