Ubuntu: I uninstalled Python without realizing it's really important. What should I do? [duplicate]



Question:

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How much have I broken and should I just reinstall the OS?


Solution:1

To answer my real question, uninstalling Python entirely broke the desktop. I was not even able to open text-only mode. I'm not sure how it remained functional for a while, maybe everything was cached. It is not necessary to reinstall the OS.

Following the advice of Timo, I booted in recovery mode(following instructions in this tutorial. I enabled networking before opening the root shell. I was not able to get online over wifi, I had to use ethernet. Then I used

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

followed by

sudo reboot  

Now my desktop is fixed!


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