Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Howto: Revert Update-notifier behaviour to old style

The new method of alerting users to updates seems ever so slightly hair brained to me, but what do I know. Well I do know I prefer the old method where I was alerted each day, not the new method of waiting 7 days to make the alert. And only being alerted then if 7days had passed since the last activity in apt!

Ok, here is the fast fix:

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

Thats it, job done.

2 comments:

Rick said...

Thanks for the tips! They've been very useful. Just to clarify: blogspot rendered the two dashes before "type" as a single long dash.

Subban said...

Thank you for pointing that out, I have corrected it now, sorry about that.