The Dropbox directory (which is something of a symlink in of itself) being included within my example cli symlink creation causes Dropbox under Fedora to completely fall apart. I can't even provide a bug report, because the symptoms keep changing. Usually, it just sits at 'starting' until I delete the linked directory in Dropbox and reboot:
$ dropbox status
Sometimes Dropbox is sitting at 'indexing' in what appears to be an infinite loop until, again, the linked directory is deleted from Dropbox followed by a reboot.
The CPU is pegged at 99% during these events.
This behavior, while understandable, isn't replicated under other operating systems to the best of my knowledge and experience.
Edit: This appears to be a bug in Dropbox's support for Fedora, perhaps linux in general, though based on the response here I am guessing the former (me suspects Debian preference 'round these parts
. The Dropbox interface seems smart enough to ignore itself under other systems, in fact my reading suggests it is doing just that: Ignoring itself. The .gitignore file containing 'Dropbox/' within a private Github repo of my home directory which is then pushed to Dropbox seems like the only solution at this point. Though this seems like quite a problem, and I am not sure who to turn to for complaint. I'll get annoyed with issuing git commands every morning, though I suppose it will just fall in line with 'yum update'.
Thanks for the attention.