How to uninstall libboost1.42-all-dev from Ubuntu
To uninstall just libboost1.42-all-dev package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:
sudo apt-get remove libboost1.42-all-dev
Uninstall libboost1.42-all-dev and it's dependent packages
To uninstall the libboost1.42-all-dev package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.
sudo apt-get autoremove libboost1.42-all-dev
If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of libboost1.42-all-dev from Ubuntu then this will work:
sudo apt-get purge libboost1.42-all-dev
To delete configuration and/or data files of libboost1.42-all-dev and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge libboost1.42-all-dev
libboost1.42-all-dev package information
Boost C++ Libraries development files (ALL)
The Boost web site provides free, peer-reviewed, portable C++ source libraries. The emphasis is on libraries which work well with the C++ Standard Library. One goal is to establish "existing practice" and provide reference implementations so that the Boost libraries are suitable for eventual standardization. Some of the libraries have already been proposed for inclusion in the C++ Standards Committee's upcoming C++ Standard Library Technical Report. This package provides the complete Boost development environment, including all separately-packaged libraries.
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.