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Old 03-13-2009, 11:20 PM   #1
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How Do I Disable Automatic Updates - 2008.1

I've been running 2007 power pack ever since it came out. Just did a clean install of 2008.1, so far I love it. I would like to know how to disable the automatic update feature. I've right clicked the icon and selected 'quit', but the next time I log on it starts again. I've also right clicked the icon and un-checked the 'run on startup' option, but when I look at it later, it's checked again and it always starts and runs no matter what I do with the options the icon offers. I am using a dial-up connection and do not have the band width to waste on automatic updates and need to turn it off and have it STAY off unless I decide to do an update myself. Thanks...
Old 03-14-2009, 11:52 PM   #2
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One possibility would be to remove the package which includes the update notification utility. In Mandriva 2009.0 this package is mdkonline. Here is the description from rpmdrake:
mdkonline - Mandriva Online Update Tool​ 
The Mandriva Online tool allows users to be kept informed about security updates, hardware support/enhancements and other high value services. The package include :
* Update daemon which allows you to install security updates automatically,
* A KDE/Gnome/IceWM compliant applet for security updates notification and installation.
Note: mdkonline provides an update notification utility and (AFAIK) does not automatically download or install updated packages. It does (however) check for and download the database information for urpmi, and pop up a message if updated packages are available. I find this service to be very useful, but your situation may differ.


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