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What I did:

sudo apt-get remove python3

What I got in response :

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  bicyclerepair ca-certificates-mono cli-common dc extlinux gedit-common
  gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1 gir1.2-gmenu-3.0 gir1.2-grilo-0.2 gir1.2-gudev-1.0
  gir1.2-mediaart-2.0 gir1.2-rb-3.0 gir1.2-secret-1 gir1.2-tracker-1.0
  gir1.2-udisks-2.0 guile-2.0-libs intel-gpu-tools kdesudo libandroid-properties1
  libdbus-glib2.0-cil libdbus2.0-cil libgc1c2 libgconf2.0-cil libgdiplus
  libgkeyfile1.0-cil libglib2.0-cil libgnome-keyring1.0-cil libgpod-common libgpod4
  libgtk2.0-cil libhud2 libjs-sphinxdoc libjs-underscore libmessaging-menu0
  libmono-accessibility4.0-cil libmono-addins0.2-cil libmono-cairo4.0-cil
  libmono-corlib4.5-cil libmono-data-tds4.0-cil libmono-i18n-west4.0-cil
  libmono-i18n4.0-cil libmono-ldap4.0-cil libmono-posix4.0-cil
  libmono-security4.0-cil libmono-sharpzip4.84-cil libmono-sqlite4.0-cil
  libmono-system-componentmodel-dataannotations4.0-cil
  libmono-system-configuration4.0-cil libmono-system-core4.0-cil
  libmono-system-data4.0-cil libmono-system-design4.0-cil
  libmono-system-drawing4.0-cil libmono-system-enterpriseservices4.0-cil
  libmono-system-ldap4.0-cil libmono-system-numerics4.0-cil
  libmono-system-runtime-serialization-formatters-soap4.0-cil
  libmono-system-runtime-serialization4.0-cil libmono-system-security4.0-cil
  libmono-system-servicemodel-internals0.0-cil libmono-system-transactions4.0-cil
  libmono-system-web-applicationservices4.0-cil libmono-system-web-services4.0-cil
  libmono-system-web4.0-cil libmono-system-windows-forms4.0-cil
  libmono-system-xml-linq4.0-cil libmono-system-xml4.0-cil libmono-system4.0-cil
  libmono-webbrowser4.0-cil libnotify0.4-cil liboxideqt-qmlplugin liboxideqtcore0
  liboxideqtquick0 libpeas-1.0-0-python3loader libpython3-dev libpython3.5-dev
  libqt5feedback5 libqt5multimedia5 libqt5organizer5 libqt5positioning5
  libqt5quicktest5 libqt5test5 librhythmbox-core9 libsgutils2-2 libubuntugestures5
  libubuntutoolkit5 libunity-action-qt1 libunity-webapps0 libunwind8 libx86-1
  mono-4.0-gac mono-gac mono-runtime mono-runtime-common mono-runtime-sgen mscompress
  oxideqt-codecs plainbox-secure-policy pm-utils python-gconf python-kiwi python-vte
  python3.5-dev qml-module-qt-labs-folderlistmodel qml-module-qt-labs-settings
  qml-module-qtfeedback qml-module-qtgraphicaleffects qml-module-qttest
  qml-module-ubuntu-components qml-module-ubuntu-layouts
  qml-module-ubuntu-onlineaccounts qml-module-ubuntu-performancemetrics
  qml-module-ubuntu-test qml-module-ubuntu-web qmlscene
  qtdeclarative5-accounts-plugin qtdeclarative5-dev-tools
  qtdeclarative5-qtquick2-plugin qtdeclarative5-test-plugin
  qtdeclarative5-ubuntu-ui-toolkit-plugin qtdeclarative5-unity-action-plugin
  rhythmbox-data suru-icon-theme syslinux syslinux-common syslinux-legacy tcl tk
  ubuntu-mobile-icons ubuntu-ui-toolkit-theme unetbootin-translations
  unity-webapps-qml unity-webapps-service vbetool vim-addon-manager webapp-container
  webbrowser-app
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  kdesudo
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  aisleriot apparmor apport apport-gtk aptdaemon apturl apturl-common atom bpython3
  checkbox-converged checkbox-gui classicmenu-indicator command-not-found compiz
  compiz-gnome dh-python docky firefox foomatic-db-compressed-ppds gconf-editor
  gconf2 gdebi gdebi-core gdm3 gedit gir1.2-ibus-1.0 gksu gnome-menus gnome-music
  gnome-orca gnome-shell gnome-terminal hplip hplip-data ibus ibus-table
  idle-python3.5 idle3 language-selector-common language-selector-gnome
  libbonoboui2-0 libgksu2-0 libgnome-2-0 libgnome2-0 libgnome2-bin libgnome2-common
  libgnomeui-0 libgnomevfs2-0 libgnomevfs2-common libpurple-bin lsb-release
  mysql-server mysql-server-5.7 nautilus-share onboard onboard-data openprinting-ppds
  pida plainbox-provider-checkbox plainbox-provider-resource-generic
  plymouth-theme-ubuntu-gnome-text plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text printer-driver-foo2zjs
  printer-driver-foo2zjs-common printer-driver-postscript-hp printer-driver-ptouch
  printer-driver-pxljr pyotherside python3 python3-apport python3-apt
  python3-aptdaemon python3-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets python3-aptdaemon.pkcompat
  python3-argcomplete python3-argh python3-blessings python3-blinker python3-brlapi
  python3-bs4 python3-cairo python3-cffi-backend python3-chardet
  python3-checkbox-support python3-commandnotfound python3-cryptography python3-cups
  python3-cupshelpers python3-curtsies python3-dbus python3-debian python3-defer
  python3-dev python3-distupgrade python3-feedparser python3-gdbm python3-gi
  python3-gi-cairo python3-greenlet python3-guacamole python3-html5lib
  python3-httplib2 python3-idna python3-jinja2 python3-jwt python3-louis python3-lxml
  python3-mako python3-markupsafe python3-mysqldb python3-oauthlib python3-padme
  python3-pathtools python3-pexpect python3-pil python3-pip python3-pkg-resources
  python3-plainbox python3-problem-report python3-ptyprocess python3-pyasn1
  python3-pyatspi python3-pycurl python3-pygments python3-pyparsing python3-renderpm
  python3-reportlab python3-reportlab-accel python3-requests python3-setuptools
  python3-six python3-software-properties python3-speechd python3-systemd python3-tk
  python3-uno python3-update-manager python3-urllib3 python3-virtualenv
  python3-watchdog python3-wcwidth python3-wheel python3-xdg python3-xkit
  python3-xlsxwriter python3-yaml qml-module-io-thp-pyotherside rhythmbox
  rhythmbox-plugin-zeitgeist rhythmbox-plugins sessioninstaller snapd
  software-properties-common software-properties-gtk ssh-import-id
  system-config-printer-common system-config-printer-gnome system-config-printer-udev
  totem-plugins ubuntu-core-launcher ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-drivers-common
  ubuntu-minimal ubuntu-release-upgrader-core ubuntu-release-upgrader-gtk
  ubuntu-standard ubuntu-system-service ufw unattended-upgrades unetbootin unity
  unity-control-center unity-control-center-signon unity-lens-photos
  unity-scope-calculator unity-scope-chromiumbookmarks unity-scope-colourlovers
  unity-scope-devhelp unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks unity-scope-gdrive
  unity-scope-home unity-scope-manpages unity-scope-openclipart unity-scope-texdoc
  unity-scope-tomboy unity-scope-virtualbox unity-scope-yelp unity-scope-zotero
  unity-tweak-tool unity-webapps-common update-manager update-manager-core
  update-notifier update-notifier-common usb-creator-common usb-creator-gtk vim-gnome
  xdiagnose
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  kdesudo
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 198 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
Need to get 26.1 kB of archives.
After this operation, 414 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 kdesudo amd64 3.4.2.4+repack-2ubuntu4 [26.1 kB]
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Why did it remove firefox, docky etc?

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    Possible duplicate of Removed python from my install, how do I get it back? – David Foerster Jul 9 '16 at 13:04
  • @Bakuriu will you please tell me, how to paste the code of terminal in question (as you edited) on AskUbuntu? – Rishabh Agrahari Jul 11 '16 at 8:29
  • What do you mean, the formatting I used? You paste the text normally, then you select all of it and press Ctrl+K. Alternatively you select all the text and then click the button with the icon {}. You can also do this manually, you just have to insert 4 spaces at the beginning of each line. – Bakuriu Jul 11 '16 at 8:38
  • Because programs need it! – Yoran Jansen Dec 24 '17 at 12:20
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On Debian testing, for the main suite in the amd64 architecture, there are at least 365 packages with direct dependency to the python3 package (listed in the Depends, according to ben query '.depends ~ "python3"' Packages_amd64 | grep -E 'Depends: .* python3 ' | wc -l), and given Canonical plans to make python 3 the default, it wouldn't be surprise that there are a bunch of packages that depends on it. That's why python3 package is important, but notice how it doesn't cripple your system... you can actually recover from it if you install the meta-package that pulled all the window/desktop manager packages, namely ubuntu-desktop.

Now, why did apt decides to remove other packages because you removed python3? Because apt has a dependency resolver that makes sure that after every operation no packages has unsatisfied dependencies, and when it can't find a solution that doesn't leave a "broken" dependency, it refuses to remove it. APT did warn you about all the packages being removed which were listed in "The following packages will be REMOVED" list. You accepted it and then it proceeded to remove them.

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@StarOS' answer (now removed) was correct in that by removing python3, you also removed a lot of critical dependencies needed by your system, and a great many other packages.

However, he/she was not correct in recommending you to use Boot-Repair. Instead simply go to the terminal with:

  • sudo apt-get install -f (the -f- option is also written --fix-broken which is more explicit), just in case your system was broken in some way. (Go to man apt-get for more info).
  • followed by sudo apt-get install python3

As suggested by @DavidFoerster in a comment below:

 $ sudo apt-get install -f ubuntu-minimal ubuntu-desktop

will actually rebuild your desktop, re-install your missing packages, among them python3. This will completely fix your install.

  • thanks for your help, but it disabled the terminal and other UI tools. I decided to go for a fresh reinstall. – Rishabh Agrahari Jul 9 '16 at 9:14
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    Removing python is a no-no , because a lot of stuff is build in python and depends on it. Read this as the op from that question did the same : askubuntu.com/q/437644/295286 – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Jul 9 '16 at 10:01
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    @RishabhAgrahari: ok, but you did not have to do so. If your terminal in yr Ubuntu Desktop is broken, you can alway go to console (with CTRL+F2 to get in console mode and CTRL+F7 to get out and back in the GUI) and proceed with what I indicated in my answer. It would have saved you 20 minutes. – Cbhihe Jul 9 '16 at 10:05
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    sudo apt-get install -f ubuntu-minimal ubuntu-desktop would be better because it pulls in most of the other relevant packages that were uninstalled. Through that it also reinstalls python3 as a dependency. – David Foerster Jul 9 '16 at 13:03
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    @fkraiem: Yes, but I could not be sure of the exact state in which the system was left. So I included this as a fail safe. It cannot hurt. – Cbhihe Jul 9 '16 at 20:08

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