If you extract the archive file blender-2.83.5-linux64.tar.xz with xarchiver you may get all of the files extracted into one directory. This obviously won't work, blender fails to start, generating several missing file errors, since the directory structure that it expects is missing

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    $\begingroup$ sounds like a bug in xarchiver, possibly raise it with them? github.com/ib/xarchiver/issues $\endgroup$
    – JCRM
    Aug 24 '20 at 8:55
  • $\begingroup$ Is there supposed to be a question in this question? $\endgroup$
    – user253751
    Aug 24 '20 at 9:43

Yikes! Forgot to answer how I fixed this. Extract with tar --xz -xfv



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