How to uninstall boost-build from Ubuntu

Uninstall boost-build

To uninstall just boost-build package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove boost-build

Uninstall boost-build and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the boost-build package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove boost-build

Purging boost-build

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of boost-build from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge boost-build

To delete configuration and/or data files of boost-build and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge boost-build

boost-build package information

name boost-build
section devel

cross-platform build system for C++ projects

Boost.Build is an easy way to build C++ projects, everywhere. You name you executables and libraries and list their sources. Boost.Build takes care about compiling your sources with right options, creating static and shared libraries, making executables, and other chores -- whether you're using gcc, msvc, or a dozen more supported C++ compilers -- on Windows, OSX, Linux and commercial UNIX systems. Some of the most important features: * Simple and high level build description. * Portability. Most important build properties have symbolic names that work everywhere. * Variant builds. When you build the same project twice with different properties, all produced files are placed in different directories, so you can build with 2 versions of gcc, or both debug and release variants in one invocation. * Global dependencies. No matter what directory you build in, Boost.Build will always check all dependencies in your entire project, preventing inconsistent binaries. * Usage requirements. A target can specify properties, like include paths and preprocessor defines, that are necessary to use it. Those properties will be automatically applied whenever the target is used.

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More information about apt-get remove

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.

apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.

apt-get remove is identical to install except that packages are removed instead of installed. Note that removing a package leaves its configuration files on the system. If a plus sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be installed instead of removed.

See Also

How to install boost-build package on Ubuntu