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Re: [h-e-w] pb with the use of Merge

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] pb with the use of Merge
Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 10:27:01 +0300

> Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 21:54:02 +0200
> From: LaurentHelpEmacsWind <address@hidden>
>     I use GNU Emacs 21.3 and I have a problem when I try to merge two files 
> with the Merge menu. When I type "n" in the control panel to find the first 
> difference I have the following message :
>              /cygdrive/d/cygwin/bin/diff3: subsidiary program 
> `/usr/bin/diff' not found
>          Since I can't install any software on my C: disk I installed 
> emacs in D:\emacs directory and the cygwin programs in d:\cygwin and I 
> added "d:\cygwin\bin"  in my PATH.

You installed a Cygwin port of Diffutils, but your Emacs is a native
Windows program, not a Cygwin program, so it doesn't understand the
/cygdrive/d/ stuff and the intricacies of the way Cygwin ``mounts'' a
certain directory as `/usr/bin'.  I suggest to uninstall the Cygwin
utilities (or remove them from PATH visible to Emacs), and instead
install native Windows ports.  One place you can find such native
Windows ports is here:

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