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    Making my 12.04 distrubution like new

    I recently did a project involving a lot of messy installs. After manually undoing what evil I have done I realize I have broken a lot of dependencies and instead of manually slaving over each one, I'd like to 'go back in time', before I messed up my installation. How can I do this?

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    Re: Making my 12.04 distrubution like new

    first you have to be more specific on what DE you are using.
    gnome
    gnome shell
    unity
    kde
    xfce
    etc....
    first id try this
    sudo apt-get -f install

    if that doesnt work
    then you prob just can purge it and reinstall it.
    sudo apt-get purge kde-desktop
    sudo apt-get install kde-desktop

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    Re: Making my 12.04 distrubution like new

    I'd like to 'go back in time', before I messed up my installation. How can I do this?
    You have to build a time machine

    Some terminal commands that may help:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    sudo apt-get -f install
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get update
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ap...nance_commands

    Another thought: If you like to do a lot of playing around and don't want to bork your system, consider VirtualBox. There is a learning curve, but in the end you will have that "time machine"

    https://www.virtualbox.org/
    Last edited by ibjsb4; March 19th, 2013 at 05:17 AM.

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