Disabling automatic upgrades on Ubuntu

In case some of your machines need to be updated automatically, you can disable the automatic upgrades in the following file :


Note: the naming of auto-upgrade script located in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ could be subjected to variations, usually the number indicating the read priority is the variable part and the file name will contain the “auto-upgrades” suffix.

Then, change all the values matching the pattern APT::Periodic::* to “0” :

APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "0";
APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "0";

The changes will take effect immediatly.


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