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Is there anyway to do factory resetting in Ubuntu, just like we do in our smart phones?

I am in deep trouble to install/uninstall anything which uses gcc. I accidentally uninstalled gcc, infact deleted that directory in usr/lib/ and /usr/bin/ . So now I can't install new gcc, My Eclipse is not able to run Android SDK etc.

So all I want to get a fresh copy without going into hassle of backing up everything and installing a new Ubunutu.

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Did you do an uninstall or a delete? –  saji89 Jan 18 '13 at 7:34
Probably a delete, un-installing gcc will take down so many dependencies you wont be able to book straight to a working system anymore. –  Bruno Pereira Jan 18 '13 at 7:37
so does it mean, reinstalling everything from start? ;( –  Junaid Jan 18 '13 at 8:08
Did you already tried sudo apt-get install --reinstall gcc? –  Avio Jan 18 '13 at 8:29
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