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Title: Prevent automatic reboot after Ubuntu Core update on 16.xx
ID: /2017/08/26/Prevent-automatic-reboot-after-Ubuntu-Core-update-on-16.xx
Created: August 26, 2017
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I was trying to track down the Snappy Ubuntu Core source code and the closest I could find was this which has an accepted answer that I find unacceptable. With the source code many developers seeking to turn off auto-updates might be able to accomplish a goal akin to your own.

The second best solution for them, and perhaps yourself, is to find the name of the binary that performs auto-updating. Let’s say for example it is called a. Rename it to b. Replace a with a simple program that displays β€œHello World”. During system boot call b in startup scripts.

Basically whenever you want to update your OS (or β€œStore” as they like to call it) at your convenience simply reboot your machine. After the update it will reboot again. On the second reboot when b is called the first reboot already updated the applications (called β€œsnaps”) so the second reboot would perform without an update.

Whenever Ubuntu tries to run auto-updates behind your back, it will simply be running a new program that writes β€œHello World” to /var/log/syslog.

I’m not using Raspberry Pi 2 so I can’t find the name of the auto-update program that needs to be renamed to β€œb”. Hopefully someone else does use it and can provide the name.

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