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Disabling PackageKit and all its front-ends?

asked 2019-01-31 08:47:12 -0600

ramendik gravatar image


Is there a way I can disable PackageKit and all its front-ends whether KDE, Gnome, etc?

I want to keep updates to dnf runs only.

The background is that I am trying to set up a Fedora machine as a desktop for a non-technical user (CentS has driver problems on this machine). I have seen Fedora updates cause weird "until reboot" issues. So I want to make an "update and shut down" script, to be run manually, plus a reminder if it was not run for over a week.

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answered 2019-02-02 05:31:37 -0600

villykruse gravatar image

You can, if you want to, remove PackageKit and thereby also remove gnome-software.

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answered 2019-02-02 10:52:14 -0600

florian gravatar image

updated 2019-02-04 03:04:04 -0600

sudo systemctl mask packagekit.service

will deactivate (mask) PackageKit

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