Mac OS X 10.4.7 (PPC)
asciidoc 8.0.0 built from source
global configuration directory set to /usr/local/etc, with corresponding changes to the setting in each python script (i.e. asciidoc and a2x).
After installing the software, I tested the installation from the top of the source directory with
(I also tried changing into the doc directory with no greater luck).
asciidoc fails with little informative output. python crashes complaining of a "Bus error" but that's about it.
I checked the Console logs, but those are no more informative.
Uninstalling 8.0.0 and reinstalling 7.1.2 resolves the issue - the asciidoc.txt file included with 8.0.0 compiles fine with just one or two minor warnings.
If there is some way I can set things up so that more informative output is generated and this might be helpful, please let me know.