Question 2 of 3: Ubuntu - apt-get and Update Manager

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Fri Jul 23 03:57:50 UTC 2010

On 23/07/10 03:21, NoOp wrote:
> On 07/21/2010 09:50 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> Does anyone know, please, why apt-get and the Update Manager behave in
>> "different ways"?
>> By this I mean: I used apt-get update/upgrade and I had upgrades
>> installed; I then followed this up with the Update Manager "just for
>> kicks" and found that it picked up more apps to be upgraded - and I
>> don't mean just one or two but possibly 10. This was a while back and
>> now I do this everyday - and it happens almost every time: apt-get does
>> its job and then Update Manager finds more and all this within moments
>> of apt-get finishing.
>> Anyone have a suggestion why this occurs?
> Open the configuration editor (gconf-editor)&
> /apps/update-notifier/regular_auto_launch_interval
> set to zero.
> ====
> The interval (in days) when auto launching update-manager for normal
> updates. Please note that it will auto launch for security updates
> immediately. If you set it to "0" it will also launch as soon as updates
> become available.
> ====

Many thanks for this. The alteration has now been put thru.


And God created Woman; and to repent He then created Beer.

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list