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"Rendering process died with non zero code: 8" for PDF of Manual:MediaWiki Developer's Guide
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I am not able to download the PDF from here [1]. I'm getting the following error message:

Generation of the document file has failed.

Status: Rendering process died with non zero code: 8

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  1. I go to
  2. In the ombox table [sic] I see those links offered:

[ PDF ] [ epub ] [ ODT ] [ ZIM ]
[ Open in Book Creator ] [ Order Printed Book ]

  1. I click the PDF link.
  2. I get "Rendering finished" with a "Download the file" link.
  3. I click the link and get a 168 pages PDF.

The PDF content certainly as issues (e.g. some headings have "[edit]" attached as a suffix, but I cannot reproduce the original problem here.

Can someone else still reproduce this? Or are my steps wrong?

PDF in question attached for future reference: F4416578

How to solve this problem Rendering "process died with non zero code: 8"!!! Please help me!

This comment was removed by MadCoderQiang.

@MadCoderQiang: This is an open bug report. Hence there is no fix/solution yet.

MadCoderQiang added a comment.EditedSep 9 2016, 1:09 AM

In the Linux system also has the corresponding error

As is shown in the figure, this error.

Don't know where the problem is.

To seventy-five percent, this error occurs!

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