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How To Stop Installing Updates Automatically On Ubuntu Or Debian (Unattended Upgrades)

Jul 08, 2019, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Debian and Ubuntu based Linux distributions can automatically install the latest security (and others) updates with the use of a package named unattended-upgrades. This unattended-upgrades package is installed by default on Ubuntu (but not on Linux Mint for example) and Debian 9+ with Gnome, and while it's a nice feature to have, quite a few users complain about it and the Microsoft Windows-like behavior of installing updates with no input from the user. Especially when you want to shutdown or reboot your system while in a hurry.

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