how to stop cron apt from using all my dialup bandwidth
erik at dd.nec.com.au
Mon Apr 3 08:57:21 UTC 2006
On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 01:30:39AM +0200, Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:
> On zo, 2006-04-02 at 13:55 -0400, golfer wrote:
> > What's the best way to disable /etc/cron.daily/apt so it doesn't take
> > all my dialup bandwidth when I need it most?
> Set appropriate variables in /etc/apt/apt.conf as explained at the top
> of that crontab file.
Aaah, that's well worth knowing. :-)
On Ubuntu 5.10, it seems though:
a) There's no /etc/apt/apt.conf. Instead, the APT::Periodic:: stuff is
in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic .
b) There's no handy explanatory text in that file. (But the method names
seem pretty self-explanatory.)
c) The manpage for apt.conf seems to be living in 2004, and also refers
to the non-existent /etc/apt/apt.conf .
Your information indirectly sets my mind at rest on automatic upgrading:
APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages "0"; (Phew!)
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