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Err http://archive.canonical.com [distro]/partner Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 126.96.36.199 80] Err http://archive.canonical.com [distro]/partner amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 188.8.131.52 80] Err http://archive.canonical.com [distro]/partner i386 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 184.108.40.206 80] the line that contains [distro] should be replaced ...
You did (one of) the worse thing ever in Linux. You mustn't remove package without care of what it's being done. That said you will need a Live USB/CD with the same architecture of your installed system (if it's Ubuntu 64-bits the recovery must be 64-bits too) so you can chroot into the device. To chroot After booting in your live system, open a terminal ...
You will need to add the PPA again, and to disable it AND revert any package it installed to the default version in Ubuntu repository you will nedd ppa-purge and use the command: sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge PPA-name For more information, see http://www.webupd8.org/2009/12/remove-ppa-repositories-via-command.html
as you said you have deleted the sources.list you can regenerate it. Open http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/ and fill the form, Finally it will give you source links and paste them in sources.list file with sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list then save and close. Then try again.
Why is Abiwork, etc. marked for uninstall? Wonders of apt-get. Under such circumstances (where the dependencies are broken and whatnot) is difficult to tell why apt-get is doing things. You can pass the -o Debug::pkgProblemResolver=true and see why apt-get is doing stuff trying to solve the dependencies. It will be very verbose, so for each reason you ...
Can a control file from a deb package contain a PPA address and install that package when the deb file is installed? No. You can only control the name of the package and the version. You should inform your users that they should add first the PPA you need.
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