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Re: "Could not start external merge program"

From: Ghost <UmbralEchoes_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 07:33:20 -0700 (PDT)

On Oct 25, 8:16 am, Stefan Küng <tortoise..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Ghost wrote:
> > I'm getting this error whenever I try to use TortoiseSVN's "edit
> > conflicts" tool:
>
> > Could not start external merge program!
> > --------
> > The directory name is invalid.
>
> > Similarly, I get the same error only with "diff" instead of "merge"
> > when trying to compare revisions.  For that, I even tried installing
> > WinMerge and set up TortoiseSVN to use that external program, and I
> > get the same error.
>
> This should not happen if you've set up the external diff/merge tools
> correctly. Does this also happen if you set the options to use
> TortoiseMerge instead of a custom diff/merge tool?

Yes, originally I had just installed TortoiseSVN and no external diff/
merge tools. In the past (on Windows XP) that worked fine for me.
But now on Vista, TortoiseSVN doesn't seem able to call TortoiseMerge,
or the external program either -- I've triple-checked the path to the
WinMerge executable and it's valid. I used the Browse... button to
get to it in the TortoiseSVN options dialog.

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Received on 2008-10-25 16:33:52 CEST

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