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How To Uninstall libboost-dev on jessie

To uninstall libboost-dev just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just libboost-dev

Boost C++ Libraries development files (default version) Debian 8.0 libdevel 1.55.0.2

sudo apt-get remove libboost-dev

Which will remove just the libboost-dev package itself.

Uninstall libboost-dev and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove libboost-dev

This will remove the libboost-dev package and any other dependant packages which are no longer needed.

Purging your config/data too

If you also want to delete your local/config files for libboost-dev then this will work.

  Caution!   Purged config/data can not be restored by reinstalling the package.
sudo apt-get purge libboost-dev  

Or similarly, like this libboost-dev

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove libboost-dev  

Package Data

Packagelibboost-dev
Version1.55.0.2
MaintainerDebian Boost Team
DescriptionBoost C++ Libraries development files (default version)
Distrodebian
Releasejessie
Repomain
Sectionlibdevel

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