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How to disable all updates in Fedora 18 (gnome)?

asked 2013-02-20 20:34:50 -0500

Santosh gravatar image

updated 2013-08-26 12:33:03 -0500

ryanlerch gravatar image

I have a slow internet connection and my internet connection becomes really slow when system updates in background.

I understand disabling updates can be dangerous sometimes.

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I would go a little further, ask if it possible configure full updates when we are in a "home" network and just security updates in "roaming" networks.

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answered 2013-02-20 22:46:17 -0500

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updated 2013-02-20 22:50:19 -0500

Automatically downloading new updates in the background can be turned off. However, ss you stated in the question, it is not a good idea to disable automatic checking for updates.

However, if you really need to turn of checking for new updates:

  1. Open up the PackageKit GUI (search for "Software" in the overview).
  2. In the Packages menu up the top near activities, choose "Software Sources" image description

  3. In the "Update Settings" tab, set the dropdown boxes for "Check for Updates" and "Check for Major Upgrades" to "Never". Note that when you actually do want to check for new updates, you can go into this same dialog, and click the "Check Now" button to force PackageKit to check for new updates.

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answered 2013-04-29 14:08:22 -0500

MCBuhl gravatar image

Hm, sounds legit: either on or off. Zero or one. How about: I'd like to receive updates, but not this automatic download with "install and reboot" option in the menu?

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