note to future users who come across this question
this question has been tagged as a possible duplicate of
That question is about the whole process of having the OS
apt-get update and
apt-get upgrade packages automatically - not the popup manager window.
However this question is a duplicate of this:
It turns out the update manager popup cannot be managed through apt's configuration files, it acts as an independent daemon and needs to be managed separately.
Every morning when I log into my install of
Ubuntu 16.04.1 I get this:
I don't want this box to appear, as I would rather handle the updating process manually.
I have the following configuration:
APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "0"; APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages "0"; APT::Periodic::AutocleanInterval "0"; // Try and turn off autoupating APT::Periodic::Enable "0";
APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "0"; APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "0";
My attempt to discover what is responsible for firing the automatic update system
man apt.conf states:
PERIODIC AND ARCHIVES OPTIONS
APT::Periodic and APT::Archives groups of options configure behavior of
apt periodic updates, which is done by the /etc/cron.daily/apt script.
See the top of this script for the brief documentation of these options.
It looks like this has been replaced by
/etc/cron.daily/apt-compat which mixes times abit so everyones Ubuntu doesn't try update at once then it calls:
/usr/lib/apt/apt.systemd.daily is a shell script that starts with a comment:
This file understands the following apt configuration variables:
Values here are the default.
Create /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic file to set your preference.
so following this advice I entered this
// Try and turn off autoupating APT::Periodic::Enable "0";
/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic as you can see from my config listing above. yet I am still getting the notification...
Possible solutions I can think of
- the comment
// Try and turn off autoupatingmay be causing a parse error of the config file, causing apt to ignore the entire file?
- unlinking or commenting out
How can I disable the update notifier box?