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How To Uninstall libboost-dev On Debian 8

To uninstall libboost-dev just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just libboost-dev

Boost C++ Libraries development files (default version)Debian 8.0libdevel1.55.0.2
sudo apt-get remove libboost-dev

This 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 <pkg-boost-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Home pagehttp://www.boost.org/
DescriptionBoost C++ Libraries development files (default version)
Distrodebian
Releasejessie
Repomain
Sectionlibdevel

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