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When using minted in Texstudio, the compiler throws an error which I cant solve, maybe someone with more LaTeX experience has some hints. I am happy to provide extensive information of needed.

Environment:

  • MS Windows 11 (Version 10.0.22000.739)
  • Tex live 2022 (pdfTeX 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.24)
  • TeXstudio Editor

Problem description:

When using the package minted, the compiler aborts with an emergency stop. The -shell-escape-parameter has been set inside of the Texstudio command configuration:

pdflatex.exe -synctex=1  -interaction=nonstopmode -shell-escape %.tex

Other answers on similar questions recommended to turn on batchmode instead of nonstopmode, that however made no difference.

Error message:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.24 (TeX Live 2022) (preloaded format=pdflatex 2022.5.6)  10 JUL 2022 18:25
entering extended mode
 \write18 enabled.
 %&-line parsing enabled.
**main.tex
(./main.tex
LaTeX2e <2021-11-15> patch level 1
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Package: scrkbase 2021/11/13 v3.35 KOMA-Script package (KOMA-Script-dependent b
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\KV@toks@=\toks16
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Already applied: [0000/00/00] Usage of raw or classic option list on input line
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Package tocbasic Info: babel extension for `toc' omitted
(tocbasic)             because of missing \bbl@set@language on input line 137.
Class scrbook Info: File `scrsize11pt.clo' used instead of
(scrbook)           file `scrsize11.clo' to setup font sizes on input line 2490
.

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(scrbook)           for `\chapter on input line 5715.
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Class scrbook Info: using compatibility default `runin=bysign'
(scrbook)           for `\section on input line 5726.
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(scrbook)           for `\section on input line 5726.
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Class scrbook Info: using compatibility default `runin=bysign'
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Class scrbook Info: using compatibility default `afterindent=bysign'
(scrbook)           for `\subsection on input line 5745.
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Class scrbook Info: using compatibility default `runin=bysign'
(scrbook)           for `\subsubsection on input line 5755.
Class scrbook Info: using compatibility default `afterindent=bysign'
(scrbook)           for `\subsubsection on input line 5755.
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Class scrbook Info: using compatibility default `afterindent=bysign'
(scrbook)           for `\paragraph on input line 5766.
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Class scrbook Info: using compatibility default `afterindent=bysign'
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Package tocbasic Info: babel extension for `lof' omitted
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Package tocbasic Info: babel extension for `lot' omitted
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\scr@dte@table@maxnumwidth=\skip63
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runsystem(if not exist _minted-main mkdir _minted-main)...executed.


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runsystem(for ^%i in (pygmentize.exe pygmentize.bat pygmentize.cmd) do set > ma
in.aex <nul: /p x=^%~$PATH:i>> main.aex)...executed.


! Emergency stop.
<read 3> 
         
l.5 \begin{document}
                    ^^M
*** (cannot \read from terminal in nonstop modes)

 
Here is how much of TeX's memory you used:
 7574 strings out of 480171
 161188 string characters out of 5891539
 629053 words of memory out of 5000000
 25482 multiletter control sequences out of 15000+600000
 469559 words of font info for 29 fonts, out of 8000000 for 9000
 36 hyphenation exceptions out of 8191
 108i,1n,106p,10599b,271s stack positions out of 10000i,1000n,20000p,200000b,200000s
!  ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

Main file:

\documentclass[bibliography=totoc,listof=totoc,BCOR=5mm,DIV=12]{scrbook}

\usepackage{minted}

\begin{document}
\begin{minted}[fontsize=\small]{yaml}
stack: exchange
  - tex: stuff
    platform: windows
\end{minted}
\end{document} 

Update:

I reinstalled the Tex Environment but am still getting the same error. But now I get an additional output, maybe that helps to narrow down the problem.

Prozess gestartet: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -shell-escape -interaction=nonstopmode "main".tex

Use of uninitialized value $ver in scalar chomp at C:/texlive/2022/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLWinGoo.pm line 196. Use of uninitialized value $ver in substitution (s///) at C:/texlive/2022/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLWinGoo.pm line 197. Use of uninitialized value $ver in substitution (s///) at C:/texlive/2022/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLWinGoo.pm line 197.
fmtutil: fmtutil is using the following fmtutil.cnf files (in precedence order): fmtutil: c:/texlive/2022/texmf-dist/web2c/fmtutil.cnf fmtutil: fmtutil is using the following fmtutil.cnf file for writing changes: fmtutil: c:/users/luke/.texlive2022/texmf-config/web2c/fmtutil.cnf fmtutil [INFO]: writing formats under c:/users/luke/.texlive2022/texmf-var/web2c fmtutil [INFO]: --- remaking pdflatex with pdftex
Can't spawn "cmd.exe": No such file or directory at c:\texlive\2022\texmf-dist\scripts\texlive\fmtutil.pl line 718. fmtutil [WARNING]: inifile pdflatex.ini for pdflatex/pdftex not found.
fmtutil [INFO]: not selected formats: 32 fmtutil [INFO]: failed to build: 1 (pdftex/pdflatex) fmtutil [INFO]: total formats: 33 fmtutil [INFO]: exiting with status 1
C:\texlive\2022\bin\win32\runscript.tlu:915: command failed with exit code 1: perl.exe c:\texlive\2022\texmf-dist\scripts\texlive\fmtutil.pl --user --byfmt pdflatex
Running the command C:\texlive\2022\bin\win32\fmtutil-user.exe
kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdflatex.fmt The command name is C:\texlive\2022\bin\win32\mktexfmt
Prozess endete mit Fehler(n)
7
  • Yes, pygmentize is installed, added in the path variable and can be accessed via cmd.
    – Luke
    Commented Jul 10, 2022 at 21:40
  • @DavidCarlisle Sure, I edited the main.tex file as you suggested and posted put the whole error message as well as the tex code into my original post above.
    – Luke
    Commented Jul 10, 2022 at 22:29
  • thanks. I'm on texlive and your example works for me, so it at least confirms a pygments setup issue not an error in the document. I'll let a miktex user try.... Commented Jul 10, 2022 at 22:36
  • sorry I misread, you are on tl, but windows Commented Jul 10, 2022 at 22:46
  • Yes, the code also works for me under linux, but my windows setup is still refusing to compile, just cant explain why.
    – Luke
    Commented Jul 10, 2022 at 22:47

1 Answer 1

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Solution:

After many reinstallations I finally found what caused the error. During earlier troubleshooting I must have accidentally removed essentials from the system variable PATH, so it could not find the cmd.exe anymore.

The pdf compiler does not state this in its error message. Also, the cmd.exe is needed for the TeXLive installation, the auto downloader though also wont work, but it does not state this in its error message if one does use GUI-installation.

I became aware of this error, as I installed it using the text mode. Readding the windows binaries to the system variable PATH fixed the problem.

TL;DR: Add "C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem" to system variable PATH if it isn't already set (should be at default settings).

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