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Stop/ Pause the update

asked 2017-03-02 07:05:12 -0500

deshmukh gravatar image

Running Fedora Workstation 25 KDE Spin.

Every now and then, I will get a notification informing me about updates being available. There is a little up arrow in a circle icon in the system tray.

Once I click on it and click on install updates, there is no going back. I can not pause or stop it.

Is there any way to stop/ pause it?

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How long does it take your machine to download and install updates? 30 secs? One minute? Two minutes? Three minutes? What's the point of pausing that?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-03-02 13:47:06 -0500 )edit

@florian I am on a slow internet connection. For ten or so updates, there is not much problem. But at times I have had hundreds of updates (279 updates are waiting presently). On such occassions, it takes considerably longer.

deshmukh gravatar imagedeshmukh ( 2017-03-03 05:48:55 -0500 )edit

Oh sure, if they keep accumulating, on a box that you don't use much, or don't update frequently.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-03-03 07:49:43 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-03-03 07:55:50 -0500

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I don't know of any method to pause an update in Gnome or KDE (unless it's a virtual machine that you can just pause whenever you want and it will resume there).

When using dnf to update your system (which is advisable in any case!), you can hit CTRL+c while download of packages is in progress. dnf keeps the already downloaded packages in a cache (/var/cache/dnf) until you restart the process, and it will continue where it left off.

This method is a bit dangerous because you should only interrupt dnf while downloading, never ever while installing the packages. This may leave your system in a corrupt state!

Don't interrupt the install process! You have been warned!

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