I think command line apt update is quite enough, so I want to remove the package for Software & Updates, however I don't know its name.

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The package is called software-properties-gtk.

I do not recommend removing it. It will remove ubuntu-desktop. I see no reason why remove this package even if you do not use it.

  • That's a dangerous move... Thanks for reminding.. Aug 14 '16 at 14:54
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    ubuntu-desktop is probably only an empty package that depends on all the various desktop components, so that installing ubuntu-desktop installs those components. If that's the case removing it won't break anything. I don't know how to check that though.
    – user253751
    Aug 15 '16 at 7:40
  • @immibis That is true. But still, I do not recommend to remove base Ubuntu packages. Something else may depend on it.It is not worth the effort to check.
    – Pilot6
    Aug 15 '16 at 9:32
  • apturl, nautilus-share depends on it too. removing it causing those to be removed
    – Anwar
    Aug 29 '16 at 11:50

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