[SOLVED] /public folder not available

I have a Meteor 1.9 project (upgraded several times from earlier versions) and when running in development it does not copy the the contents of the /public to .meteor/local/build/programs/web.browser/app. When I deploy the project everything gets copied properly.

This strange behavior is limited to this one project, others behave properly. meteor run is clearly watching the /public folder, because when I change a file, it triggers a client refresh, but it just doesn’t copy any of the files.

What could be the reason for this?

Turns out it was a symbolic link to node_modules in the public folder