How to stop updates notifier daemon on Intrepid 8.10
cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr
Tue Apr 14 18:39:42 UTC 2009
On Tuesday 14 April 2009 19:02, Clay Weber wrote:
> On Tuesday 14 April 2009 12:32:48 pm 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
> > 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.
> > I've looked in synaptic, and packagekit is not installed, update manager
> > doesn't show any references to update daemons in it's installed
> > and kde doesn't show anything either.
> > Looked in KDE's system settings > service manager, and can't see
> > there, unless I'm missing something.
> > Also Looked in sysv-rc-conf, but nothing resembling an updates daemon
> > there.
> > Just booted Ubuntu Intrepid for comparison, and that is also searching
> > for updates, but there is an applet icon for it in the top taskbar. Right
> > clicking on that gives a drop down menu, then clicking preferences, then
> > updates, there is a checkbox "Check for updates", which I'm just about to
> > uncheck, but on Kubuntu Intrepid, there isn't even an applet icon that I
> > can right click on to stop this checking for updates on bootup.
> > Anyone any idea where else I might look to stop what appears to be an
> > updates notifier daemon?
> > All a bit bizarre.
> > Nigel.
> Have you look in Adept's Edit Software Sources section? there you can set
> how often to check, or turn it off checking altogether
> Clay Weber
Thanks to you, and Jonas for the replies.
I couldn't find any reference to Adept in KDE's menu, but did find System >
Software Sources, and was able to uncheck the checkbox "Check for updates".
Hopefully, that has resolved the problem.
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