How to uninstall libboost1.42-dbg from Ubuntu

Uninstall libboost1.42-dbg

To uninstall just libboost1.42-dbg package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libboost1.42-dbg

Uninstall libboost1.42-dbg and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the libboost1.42-dbg package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove libboost1.42-dbg

Purging libboost1.42-dbg

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of libboost1.42-dbg from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge libboost1.42-dbg

To delete configuration and/or data files of libboost1.42-dbg and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge libboost1.42-dbg

libboost1.42-dbg package information

name libboost1.42-dbg
section debug

Boost C++ Libraries with debug symbols

This package forms part of the Boost C++ Libraries collection. These libraries are built with debug symbols. They are useful to debug programs which use Boost. These must be used also at build/link time.


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 libboost1.42-dbg package on Ubuntu