mycrap@MYCRAP:~/Downloads$ tar -xJf Pango-.36.0.tar.xz tar (child): Pango-.36.0.tar.xz: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now tar: Child returned status 2 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now mycrap@MYCRAP:~/Downloads$
There is no such file like message informs. @Kusalananda, @schaina are right.
Answer is tar cannot find
More detailed answer is, imo,
Pango-.36.0.tar.xz doesn't look very well. Normally it would look like
pango-1.36.0.tar.xz or something similar.
I bet that ls would look like this:
$ ls Pango-.36.0.tar.xz ls: cannot access 'Pango-.36.0.tar.xz': No such file or directory
You have to give the right file name to tar and then it will find it.