I usually run the Software Updater when I switch on my desktop each morning. Very often I sit and wait while it displays this message:
waiting for packagekitd to exit
And looks like this:
I've done some websearching on this, and in spite of a couple mentions on Unix.SE, I haven't succeeded in finding out what "packagekitd" is, why I "wait" for it so often (can be a matter of minutes, not seconds), and whether I can avoid this somehow. My goal is to prevent
packagekitd from hijacking my updating process.
Help appreciated! I'm running plain Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.