Error decompressing .tar.xz file

Debian GNU/Linux

When you try to unpack a .tar.xz file you get the following error messages:

tar (child): xz: Cannot exec: No such file or directory
(child) tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

You must solve it by installing the xz-utils

# apt - get install xz-utils 

Recommended reading

-man tar

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