The links options have disappeared from the admin menus and trying to visit the page directly /wp-admin/link-manager.php
Reports the error:
You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.
My user has the adminstrator role and could access links before upgrading from the to 3.5-RC1 (night of 21st Nov)
Looking in the DB there is an option prefixwp_user_roles with a big long list of capabilities including "manage_links".
My user also has usermeta data
All the other menus seem to be there.
Points to note: my database prefix has been configured, my admin user has been renamed.
I downloaded the "Capability Manager Enhanced" plugin to have a look at my roles. The administrator role has all the boxes ticked.
I also tried creating a new admin user with a different name but the problem occurs for that user too