How to uninstall libboost-python1.40.0 from Ubuntu

Uninstall libboost-python1.40.0

To uninstall just libboost-python1.40.0 package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libboost-python1.40.0

Uninstall libboost-python1.40.0 and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the libboost-python1.40.0 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove libboost-python1.40.0

Purging libboost-python1.40.0

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of libboost-python1.40.0 from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge libboost-python1.40.0

To delete configuration and/or data files of libboost-python1.40.0 and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge libboost-python1.40.0

libboost-python1.40.0 package information

name libboost-python1.40.0
section python

Boost.Python Library

This package forms part of the Boost C++ Libraries collection. The Boost Python Library is used to quickly and easily export a C++ library to Python such that the Python interface is very similar to the C++ interface. It is designed to be minimally intrusive on your C++ design. In most cases, you should not have to alter your C++ classes in any way in order to use them with Boost.Python. The system should simply "reflect" your C++ classes and functions into Python. The major features of Boost.Python include support for: Subclassing extension types in Python, Overriding virtual functions in Python, Member function Overloading, Automatic wrapping of numeric operators among others.

website libs/ python/ 

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.

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How to install libboost-python1.40.0 package on Ubuntu