Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Get rid of notifications of available updates in Jaunty

Jaunty has an annoying habit of popping up notifications of available updates in middle of work every few minutes.

I quote the changelog of the Ubuntu team -

"...Ubuntu 9.04 introduces a change to the handling of package updates, launching update-manager directly instead of displaying a notification icon in the GNOME panel. Users will still be notified of security updates on a daily basis, but for updates that are not security-related, users will only be prompted once a week. ..."

This is the default behavior in Jaunty and cannot be turned off from the package manager.

To circumvent this use the code.

gconftool -s --type bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false

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