My python script containing import matplotlib.pyplot as plt was not working and one of my classmate suggested to remove one of the python packages. (My dell ubuntu 12.04 desktop has two python programme 2.7 and 3) So, I run the command sudo apt-get remove python. Now my terminal and unity launcher is missing. How can I recover everything without reinstalling? I can login in tty .

Thank you in advance.

(P.S. I understand removing python was a bad idea)



sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

that should install the base meta-package with all the dependencies,but since you are using 12.04, if that does not work, try:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

  • i run the command "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop". Result shows "E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem." Please suggest a way to fix this problem without upgrading. – Heisenberg Aug 28 '17 at 13:17
  • try running sudo dpkg --configure -a, the main problem is that 12.04 is not maintained any more, that makes very hard to solve a really easy problem – Christopher Díaz Riveros Aug 28 '17 at 14:31
  • "E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution)" Result after running sudo dpkg --configure -a followed by sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop – Heisenberg Aug 28 '17 at 18:13

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