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cannot run bzip2: Too many levels of symbolic links
while am extracting the binutils-2.24.tar.bz2 using command that
tar -xvf the following error is occur
tar (child): cannot run bzip2: Too many levels of symbolic links
tar (child): trying lbzip2
tar (child): lbzip2: Cannot exec: Too many levels of symbolic links
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
as well as am using the tar tvjf
tar jxf same the above error is occur
how to solve this error plzz help me...thanks in advance....
What you need to do is follow the chain of symbolic links that is causing the trouble. Start with bzip2. which bzip2 will show you where it is (it's usually in the /bin directory).
Is it a link? It shouldn't be. If it is a link, where does it point to? The readlink command will show you that. Or you can do a long listing of the directory and check the pointing arrow at the right hand side of the entry.
The commonest cause of this kind of problem is two links that point to each other. Have you been setting your own links?"I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"