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I am new to Ubuntu.

I have installed Ubuntu for my parents desktop. They have very basic knowledge about Computer. They use it for Skype Only.

We are using it from last 1 year. 17.10 to 18.04.1 what i observed is, system is popping up some updates to install in some other days. which is difficult for my parents to proceed further.

We are very much satisfied with the 18.04.1 up to date, i have downloaded latest iso from daily builds yesterday.

I want to stick with this software as it is installed, dont want further updates anymore until i visit my parents house in 6months or 1year.

i thought this would help, so i un tick like below.

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also i would like to know, which commands in terminal will update the OS, so that i will not run them.
I generally run

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Please let me know the terminal commands which are equivalent to the GUI "Software Updater" so that i will keep away from those commands.

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  • The steps you have shown are enough to disable auto-updates, and also not running the commands should be good enough – AmeyaVS Sep 12 '18 at 4:52

You missed another command that upgrade the system package, is it apt-get dist-upgrade.

So to simply put it up, you ran these command to upgrade Ubuntu package:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

There is also apt full-upgrade that function the same as apt-get dist-upgrade, this command only exist on apt tool that available from 14.04 onwards.

Note: apt-get update command does not install new versions of software. It updates the list of packages and their version, this information then used as reference for package dependencies, version, etc.

  • please, if it is same as apt-get dist-upgrade what is the difference between these two apt full-upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade? is apt tool a GUI? – PRATAP Sep 12 '18 at 5:10
  • apt is not GUI, instead it is command line tool that aim to be pleasant and better suited for interactive usage by default compared to more specialized APT tools like apt-get. Source man apt – Jim Sep 12 '18 at 6:16
  • To answer your second question, please read this thread for more details: askubuntu.com/questions/770135/… – Jim Sep 12 '18 at 6:19
  • Excellent!! Question is clearly explained in the above link. Thank you. – PRATAP Sep 12 '18 at 6:21

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