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I am using Slackware 14.1 on vmware workstation 10...... 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 ...
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    Unhappy cannot run bzip2: Too many levels of symbolic links


    I am using Slackware 14.1 on vmware workstation 10......

    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 xjvf
    tar jxf same the above error is occur



    how to solve this error plzz help me...thanks in advance....

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    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?
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