Originally Posted by drudge
E: Unable to stat to. - stat (40 Too many levels of symbolic links)
This most likely means there is at least one file inside the target directory (e.g., “/mnt/hdb2/var/cache/apt/archives
”) which has a symbolic link outside and into the source (e.g., “/var/cache/apt
”). As such, when the computer tries to stat this file, it goes crazy in an infinite loop. But there are safeguards to protect against such infinite looping (normally implemented as symlink-level count). Thus it throws the error. As long as this error is non-fatal, and as long as everything else seems to work fine, I wouldn’t worry about it.