[SOLVED] Disable automatic updating of package index


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Dec 20, 2021
As i'm moving more and more towards Ansible for configuration and update management i would also like to use it for my Proxmox hosts.
That works just fine, but there is one annoyance that i would like to get rid of:
Proxmox automatically updates the package index, i would like to handle that myself using Ansible. (I'm nitpicking at this point :p )
I want to disable the automatic package index update because Ansible is going to do that for me anyways (Doing it twice is pretty useless if i do it on a regular basis anyways).

Is there a configuration for disabling the automatic update? I've briefly looked through the daily cronjobs but i couldn't find it.

Im running Proxmox with the non-subscription mirrors (Version: Virtual Environment 7.1-8).

Best regards

you can just do systemctl disable pve-daily-update.timer (it's a systemd timer not a cronjob ;) )

but automatic update won't upgrade the packages, it basically runs apt update. why does that bother you?
Thanks for the fast reply! Reaching out twice to the repository mirror is not really required (in this case), i don't want to take bandwidth i don't need :)

Like i said, its basically just nitpicking, thanks for the solution.
Have a great day and stay healthy!

Best regards


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