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    Default is it safe to uninstall software updates ??

    on kde plasma 5, how can I uninstall the software update software?? the circular icon with an arrow towards the high in the system tray, it cannot be stopped becouse the check interval option "never" is not available (very like windows 10 ) so, is it safe to uninstall it?? and, what's its name to search in yast>software management to uninstall it??
    or, is there a way to set the option check to never??
    manythanks, ciao :-) pier

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    Quote Originally Posted by pier_andreit View Post
    on kde plasma 5, how can I uninstall the software update software?? the circular icon with an arrow towards the high in the system tray, it cannot be stopped becouse the check interval option "never" is not available (very like windows 10 ) so, is it safe to uninstall it?? and, what's its name to search in yast>software management to uninstall it??
    or, is there a way to set the option check to never??
    manythanks, ciao :-) pier
    Yep, you can uninstall it, it's called plasma-pk-updater. Mind, you may have to taboo it to avoid reinstall as recommended.
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    As you talk about a "system tray", I assume you have some desktop running. But you failed to identify it .

    When it is KDE (Plasma 5) then you could uninstall the package plasm5-pk-updates.

    You could also uninstall Packagekit which is behind it and which you do not need if you use either YaST and.or zypper for your software management.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    As you talk about a "system tray", I assume you have some desktop running. But you failed to identify it .

    When it is KDE (Plasma 5).
    yes, it is kde plasma5, ... ...I start the post with "on kde plasma 5..."
    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    then you could uninstall the package plasm5-pk-updates.

    You could also uninstall Packagekit which is behind it and which you do not need if you use either YaST and.or zypper for your software management.
    uh, also packagekit... manythanks to you and knurpht

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    Quote Originally Posted by pier_andreit View Post
    yes, it is kde plasma5, ... ...I start the post with "on kde plasma 5..."
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    You are right . I missed it, sorry. Maybe because KDE is normally written uppercase.
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    Default Re: is it safe to uninstall software updates ??

    Quote Originally Posted by pier_andreit View Post
    on kde plasma 5, how can I uninstall the software update software?? the circular icon with an arrow towards the high in the system tray, it cannot be stopped becouse the check interval option "never" is not available (very like windows 10 ) so, is it safe to uninstall it?? and, what's its name to search in yast>software management to uninstall it??
    I use "System Tray Settings" and uncheck the box for "Software Update". I did that back in November, and have not been bothered ever since.

    I do use "Yast online update" and "zypper up" from time to time. I do the updating at my own convenience (usually just before a planned reboot).
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I do the updating at my own convenience (usually just before a planned reboot).
    Same here. And, that is usually Saturday. After the updates, I then run new backups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser_Bell View Post
    Same here. And, that is usually Saturday. After the updates, I then run new backups.
    Almost same here. I do this on Tuesday morning (right now), as the wife is away normally then, thus I can backup and update her system without it being in use (not a prerequisite, but easier when there is e.g. a new kernel).

    But I want the icon not only disarmed, bit also removed. The end user should not see an icon for an applet (s)he can not do anything with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Almost same here. I do this on Tuesday morning (right now), as the wife is away normally then, thus I can backup and update her system without it being in use (not a prerequisite, but easier when there is e.g. a new kernel).

    But I want the icon not only disarmed, bit also removed. The end user should not see an icon for an applet (s)he can not do anything with.
    If 'Software Updates' is disabled via the 'System Tray Settings', the updater icon does not show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    If 'Software Updates' is disabled via the 'System Tray Settings', the updater icon does not show.
    Yes, but that is an action to be done by the end-user as part of his/her customizing of her/his desktop.
    As system administrator/manager I don't want the end-user being responsible for that. It shouldn't be there already on his/her first login. And it should be impossible for the end user to switch it on.
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