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Thread: Disable Package Update Reminders

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Question Disable Package Update Reminders

    Since I have a number of applications installed that depend on modules compiled for my specific kernal, I need a bit more control over when and what gets updated.

    The nagging popup reminders for update often lead me to just click "ok" to get them out of my way so that I can go back to what I was doing (coding, troubleshooting, etc )

    Today I had no less than 3 hours of application downtime because the updates updated the kernel and prevented my apps from running.

    What I'd like to do, but could not find via forum search, is a way to disable these nagging pop-ups and reminders that come up when I ssh into my Ubuntun 12.04 box. I'd rather have the system not bug me as I have a standard routing of backing up the system periodically before applying updates. This lets me restore the system quickly of I discover an update has broken something important.

    Thanks for reading this far.

    If you know how to disable the reminders, I will be in your debt.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Re: Disable Package Update Reminders

    You can do it in synaptic when you will pick apps you don't want to be updated and under package tab click lock version.After that you will not get updates for these apps.For doing same thing from terminal see this.
    There is no greater religion than a truth.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    London, England
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Disable Package Update Reminders

    I can run the Update Manager and change the settings so that it automatically checks for updates

    Every two days
    Every fortnight

    This is not new to 12.04. I used this with 7.04 when I was on dial-up and pay by the minute. It gave me manual control over when I did updates by clicking Check.

    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
    Ubuntu user #33,200. Linux user #530,530

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Re: Disable Package Update Reminders

    You can use option witch grahammechanical adviced,but in that case you will not get any updates.That includes security updates too.It is up to you,but I will try option I suggested.
    There is no greater religion than a truth.

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