We already know that one of the advantages of Free Software is the number of updates that are constantly there, Due to bug fixes or system improvements. Any user can fix any errors that occur in the system, report them and therefore give way to a new update.
However, in Ubuntu these updates are notified to us automatically and for many it can get annoying, as a priori we can only tell the system to “remind” us of the update later. But the truth is that this is not the case, in Ubuntu we can disable automatic updates and in return carry them out when we wish. In Ubunlog we want to teach you how easy it is to disable automatic updates in Ubuntu, so there we go.
Yet not recommended disable the search for automatic updates, because if there are important updates (important bug fixed, Kernel update …) your system will not be able to know automatically, as we tell you, if you can not support more notifications , you can deactivate very easily. To do this, follow the steps below.
- Look for the program “Software and updates”.
- Go to the tab “Updates”.
- en “Check for Updates Automatically” changes from “Daily” a “May”.
This way, the system will not look for new updates without yours, so you will no longer receive notifications that you wanted to get rid of.
Still, we want to emphasize that the updates they are very important, And if you disable the search for automatic updates you could lose a critical update. Therefore, if you have taken the steps we have outlined in this mini-tutorial, we recommend that you review the updates for yourself frequently.
A possible form of make sure our system knows the latest updates is to go running apt-get update Occasionally. Remember that this command is download package lists of the repositories of yours soruces.list and updates them by get information about new versions of these packages and their dependencies, so this would be a good way to “prepare” packages to install their latest versions.
We hope this post has helped you decide whether or not to turn off automatic updates permanently. If you have any questions, leave it in the comments section.