Error While Dropping User Cascade: ORA-01775: looping chain of synonyms

(Doc ID 1940323.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 14, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 11.2.0.4 version, Database Security

When attempting to drop a user using the cascade option
the following error occurs.

ERROR
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ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1
ORA-04045: errors during recompilation/revalidation of DTMMGR.BIN$BEjPf5tIDRLgU56GQwopiA==$0
ORA-01775: looping chain of synonyms


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. sqlplus / as sysdba
2. drop user dtmmgr cascade;

Cause

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