too many level of symbolic links

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Feb 17 12:00:20 GMT 2022


On Feb 17 11:41, Andreas Heckel wrote:
> 
> 
> > Of Oskar Skog
> > Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2022 11:05 AM
> > Subject: Re: too many level of symbolic links
> > 
> > On 2022-02-17 10:46, Andreas Heckel wrote:
> > > I have a network drive mapped like
> > > //hostname/share --> p:
> > >
> > > When trying to access the network drive via cygwin I get:
> > >
> > > $ ls /cygdrive/p
> > > ls: cannot open directory '/cygdrive/p': Too many levels of symbolic
> > links
> > >
> > > Accessing the network share directly via //hostname/share works as
> > normal.
> > >
> > > I have been using cygwin a long time but this is the first time this
> > happens. My machine and our servers got recently updated, so I can't
> > really pinpoint the reason for this behaviour now.
> > >
> > > Any hints / advice how to resolve this?
> > >
> > > Cheers, Andreas
> > >
> > >
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Are you running the newest version of Cygwin (3.3.4)?, there have been
> > a similar issue to yours in the previous version that should have been
> > fixed.
> > 
> 
> Just to be certain, I ran setup again. There are currently no pending updates.
> 
> 3472k 2022/01/31 C:\cygwin64\bin\cygwin1.dll
>     Cygwin DLL version info:
>         DLL version: 3.3.4

There was YA patch necessary to fix this regression
https://sourceware.org/git/?p=newlib-cygwin.git;a=commitdiff;h=71d5490a3a2d
and that patch isn't in 3.3.4.  Please test the latest (2022-02-17)
Cygwin snapshot DLL from https://cygwin.com/snapshots/


Thanks,
Corinna


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