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In Software & Updates I have auto check set to Never. Despite this Software Updater launches regularly, telling me about new updates.

What's the problem? What have I accomplished by setting auto updates to never, and why is it seemingly not respected?

Ubuntu MATE 18.04.4

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    Does this answer your question? How to stop apt from doing anything , check my answer there. – N0rbert Jun 10 at 19:42
  • @N0rbert Thanks, disabling the timers might work, although their descriptions are pretty vague. I'll give it a try. But there's still the question of what I accomplished by setting auto updates to Never, and why it's seemingly not respected... – Andreas Jun 10 at 20:13
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    Your choices are supposed to be respected. Please file a bug report with sufficient detail for the problem to be reproduced on a clean-install in a test environment. – user535733 Jun 10 at 20:42
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    Does this answer your question? How do I utterly stop automatic update checks in Ubuntu 19.04? I think that question, and its answers, apply to 18.04 as well. (On the other hand, that doesn't really answer the question of "What have I accomplished by setting auto updates to never".) – Eliah Kagan Jul 7 at 6:19
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    @EliahKagan No, those answers don't appear to have any effect on the issue. I was prompted for updates today. – Andreas Jul 20 at 22:06

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