Software sources wasn't showing up in the unity menu when I searched for it but it said it was installed in the software center. I uninstalled it and got the message:

If you uninstall Software Sources, future updates will not include new items in The Ubuntu desktop system set. Are you sure you want to continue?

Install Packages using the apt protocol


The ubuntu desktop system


I reinstalled it and still couldint find it.

I found the answer here Software Sources not found in Unity Dash Search

So now I have it back, but im afraid that since I initially uninstalled it that I'm going to not get the "future updates" even thought I reinstalled it.


Just make sure you have the package ubuntu-desktop installed. The message above is actually caused by removing that package. It depends on Software sources and so it got removed when you removed Software sources.

  • Ok ubuntu-desktop got uninstalled, but I reinstalled it, am I all set now? – Jeff H May 4 '12 at 23:39
  • Yes. ubuntu-desktop is just a package that makes sure that everything that belongs to the Ubuntu standard desktop is installed. So as long as ubuntu-desktop is installed you are sure to have everything that belongs to the standard desktop. – Florian Diesch May 4 '12 at 23:54

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