I have accidentally uninstalled python 2.7 and python-minimal from my Ubuntu. It gave me an error saying wicd has shut down and there are broken packages.

When I restarted the system, only the desktop is seen. No launcher or any other panels are seen. Even Alt+T is not working to open up the terminal. I have a folder in my desktop which can help in navigating to the file system.

Please help me...


Try changing to the text console by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F1. Log in with your username and password. Then type:

sudo apt-get install python python-minimal

Enter your password again. Confirm the installation with "Y". After the installation is complete, type:

sudo reboot

The problem should be fixed.

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  • No, not likely. When you uninstall python all the programs that depend on it are also uninstalled, reinstalling python will not install them back. – Javier Rivera Apr 9 '14 at 6:42
  • Thanks pille1842. It didt work. As Javier says, some apps needed be install again.. Its fine anyways. Thank you – jendav Aug 11 '14 at 17:06

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