Cygwin now on Python 3? What about Mercurial?

marco atzeri
Thu Mar 4 11:05:50 GMT 2021

On Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 10:27 AM Russell VT via Cygwin  wrote:
> Cygwin Enthusiasts!
> Well, I was going to hold back on this one, but having now watched the list
> for a bit, I think this is a fair question (feel free to smack me if I'm
> feeling too entitled, albeit maybe a bit on the rambling side).
> TLDR; Cygwin 64 Mercurial (5.5.1) blows chunks with default Python install.
> I'm still not sure if this is a package dependency error, given the recent
> Python 2.7 Deprecation "worldwide," or the way that Mercurial is packaged,
> or even if the package installation order on-down the line screwed me up at
> some point in the past.
> TLDR2; Am I really the "only" one on Cygwin still using Mercurial in a
> Complex Python Environment?
> Here;s my primary operating environment, devoid of whatever tricks I may
> try to play with Python Development environments (read: Path to /usr/bin
> with no funny stuff getting in the way)
> .

Hi Russel,

short term solution is the same mentioned here

It seems the current package maintainer for Mercurial is not available for
the upgrade from 2.7 to 3.8.
We need to decide how to proceed


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