Meld 3.18.0-1 does not start

Rabbe Fogelholm
Tue Jul 28 13:45:03 GMT 2020

On 2020-07-27 19:01, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 7/27/2020 12:57 PM, Ken Brown via Cygwin wrote:
>> On 7/27/2020 9:50 AM, Rabbe Fogelholm wrote:
>>> I am having problems with meld 3.18.0-1. On startup I get
>>> "fatal: external diff died, stopping at <filename>", where <filename> 
>>> is a
>>> file to be inspected. My workaround is to downgrade to 3.16.4-1, which
>>> works.
>>> I am running cygwin on Windows 10. My cygwin installation is recently
>>> updated, except I am using version 3.0.7-1 of the cygwin DLL.
>> That's your problem.  meld is a python3 script.  python3 won't work 
>> with cygwin-3.0.7-1.
> I should have said "the current release of python3".
You are right Ken, upgrading to cygwin-3.1 solves the issue. Thanks! Not
only 'meld' but also 'make' appears to be unusable on cygwin-3.0.

I have been using cygwin-3.0 because of another issue; I will describe
it separately.

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