When I right-click the file and click run, I am told:

There is no application installed for “Tar archive (XZ-compressed)” files. Do you want to search for an application to open this file?

When I search for files on line, the following pops up in a window:

GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.xdg.Exceptions.ParsingError: Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/defer/__init__.py", line 489, in _inline_callbacks
result = gen.send(result)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/sessioninstaller/core.py", line 1030, in _install_mime_types
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/xdg/DesktopEntry.py", line 33, in __init__
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/xdg/DesktopEntry.py", line 42, in parse
IniFile.parse(self, file, ["Desktop Entry", "KDE Desktop Entry"])
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/xdg/IniFile.py", line 81, in parse
raise ParsingError("Invalid line: " + line, filename)
ParsingError: ParsingError in file '/usr/share/app-install/desktop/workrave:workrave.desktop', Invalid line: - RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) oraz wspomaga rekonwalescencj\u0119

I don't understand this!

I have 7zip installed which is supposed to extract this type of compressed file, but it is not offered to me when I right click on the file.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Open the terminal, change directory to the directory of evolution-3.8.0.tar.xz and run:

sudo apt-get install unp  
unp evolution-3.8.0.tar.xz

unp is a nice terminal program to have installed, because it can also be used for extracting files from a .tar.gz archive while preserving the directory hierarchical structure of the archive (without needing to add any switches to the unp command).

  • "preserving the directory hierarchical structure of the archive" is really not a unique 'feature' - I can't even think of an unpack utility not providing this. – gertvdijk May 29 '13 at 12:56

Try installing the packages liblzma5 Install liblzma5 and xz-utils Install xz-utils.

These provide support for handling of XZ-compressed archives for general system utilities, e.g. tar --xz support.

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