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Re: -ELOOP: Problem during package installation

Subject: Re: -ELOOP: Problem during package installation
From: Jan-Benedict Glaw <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 20:47:42 +0100
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On Tue, 2002-01-15 18:48:39 +0100, Jan-Benedict Glaw <>
wrote in message <>:
> I'm running the standard debian kernel that comes with a plain
> installation on a R4k6 Indy. When installing packages (dpkg --install
> ....) I sometimes get error messages that there have been too
> many links in file name chain (-ELOOP). This only happens sometimes,
> and is not reproduceable. So, if a package failed to install, I
> can try it again, any may have success...
> Oh, this is on nfsroot...

Well, I've just seen this in dmesg's output:

kernel: nfs_refresh_inode: inode 424854012 mode changed, 0120777 to 0100000

I brute-force installed some packages, and magically, whenever I
see the -ELOOP bug, I get (at least) one of the above messages:-)


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