How to stop updates notifier daemon on Intrepid 8.10

Nils Kassube kassube at
Tue Apr 14 18:03:30 UTC 2009

Nigel Henry wrote:
> I have  a bunch of distro's installed, and being on dialup, like to
> save bandwidth.
> When I fire up Kubuntu Intrepid, some daemon is started which phones
> home to get notifications of  available updates. This was verified
> when I tried to run "apt-get update", and was told that there was an
> active lock on accessing the file. I tried again, when gkrellm showed
> the incoming traffic had stopped, then "apt-get update" ran ok.

IIRC, I uninstalled the package "apt-xapian-index" to stop the madness. 
Granted, "madness" may be a bit harsh but I don't like automatic 
updates or other sort of phoning home.


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