Hello EOS community, this is my first topic
I’m coming from another distro, which was also based in Arch.
By the way, nice to be here, and already found some people from my previous distro, small world huh =P
Here it goes:
I have configured almost everything as it was in my previous distro, but there is something that I can’t figure out.
Is there a way to disable the auto update checks?
I have been searching, and only found how to change the scheduling, but not how to disable it.
I would like to run it manually.
Maybe if I comment the mirror in the /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist ?
The reason for that is that I don’t want update checks while connected to VPN.
If you are talking about the eos-update-notifier program, this is what you could do:
systemctl --user stop eos-update-notifier.timer
systemctl --user disable eos-update-notifier.timer
sudo rm -f /etc/xdg/autostart/eos-update-notifier.desktop
If you later want to start using it again, simply reinstall that package.
Why not simply:
sudo pacman -R eos-update-notifier
And if you want it again, just install it again.
Yup, that’s the simplest way…
Oh, so it’s the notifier which checks for the updates.
I thought that it would only notify me, and other service would be checking the updates in background.
Thanks guys, I will uninstall it
Note that you may have installed other update notifiers…
I have installed pamac and for a while I had the eos update notifier. I removed it and kept pamac’s notifier.
It’s a nice little app, but not necessary in most Arch-based environments that pull straight from Arch Stable.
I don’t recall a day in the past 5-6 years (or so) that Arch didn’t have something-something updated daily.
You can also run
checkupdates in a terminal like the cool kids do.
Or run checkupdatesext redirected to a text file, then scroll it in conky - only look at it if you want to know!