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Re: Too many levels of symbolic links

From: Roman Scherer
Subject: Re: Too many levels of symbolic links
Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2023 17:53:34 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.8.13; emacs 29.0.60

Hi Felix,

thanks for your help! Running

  find /run/current-system/ -follow -printf ""

on my current system does not find anything. When inside the broken
system, find fails with the same error message.

However, running

  find /gnu/store/ -follow -printf ""
  find: File system loop detected; 
is part of the same file system loop as 

detects that the file


links to itself. Since I read I should not mess with the store, any
ideas how to get rid of that file system loop in a safe way?

I already tried re-installing it, but that had no effect.


Felix Lechner <> writes:

> Hi Roman,
> On Sun, Mar 5, 2023 at 8:34 AM Roman Scherer
> <> wrote:
>> "Too many levels of symbolic links" error.
> I think you have circular symbolic links (or possibly just a
> poorly-placed link to a folder). [1] Unfortunately, I am not sure how
> to examine the issue unless you have basic tools like 'find'
> available.
> Perhaps you can run the absolute path from the store.
>     find /run/current-system/ -follow -printf ""
> Kind regards
> Felix Lechner
> [1] 

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