Cygwin now on Python 3? What about Mercurial?

Ken Brown
Thu Mar 4 15:19:12 GMT 2021

On 3/4/2021 6:05 AM, marco atzeri via Cygwin wrote:
> 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

The Mercurial maintainer (Jari) doesn't always follow the mailing list.  I've 
added him to the CC.


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