What is a looped directory?

When i try to renew fc-cache i get several warnings, which consist in, e.g.:

/usr/share/fonts/100dpi: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/75dpi: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/OTF: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/TTF: skipping, looped directory detected
. . . .

I do not know what a "looped directory" is?

TIA

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It probably means that there's a symbolic link inside of a directory which points back to either the directory itself or to the parent directory of that directory. It creates an infinite loop when trying to descend into that directory.

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Ok, thanks for the explanation. How could i clean that up?

Normally, you would have to remove the self-referential symbolic links.

However, I have no experience with the organization of the font directories or with the font cache, and I don't know what caused that situation to occur on your system in the first place. So I'm going to have to defer to someone with more experience in that regard than I have. :thinking:

:white_flag:

Those loops are likely created from packages, so you would want to keep them.

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In other words: I can happily live with and i won't do anything about?

The "problem"/question raised for me consequentely to this problem ...

The messages state the loops are ignored. This looks fine to me...

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