I am using Kde 4.5 in Debian and I get some notifications after start that I need to update something. How can I disable it (I often don't want to waste bandwidth for such things)?

I am using Debian Wheezy and Kde 4.5


Open the KDE System Settings application. (I find the easiest way is to press Alt+F2, type in systemsettings, and press Enter. But you can also launch it from the K menu if you like.)

Choose Software Management under System Administration:

systemsettings System Administration section with Software Management highlighted

Then select Settings from the left panel, and under Check for updates, choose Never:

Settings panel from Software Management KCM applet

Finally, click Apply. KPackageKit will no longer bother you about updates. But, remember to use apt-get or your favorite package manager to download updates periodically so you aren't exposed to security vulnerabilities.

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    Hi, I am now trying to find these settings on my laptop, but I don't have software management in the settings at all (running Debian testing). Any idea how to install it?
    – Grzenio
    Jun 9 '11 at 9:41
  • @Grzenio: I believe it's part of the kpackagekit package but I can't check right now. I'm not sure how you have the component that notifies you about updates but not the configuration for it, though. Try running kcmshell4 kpk_settings to launch it manually.
    – Patches
    Jun 9 '11 at 10:32
  • I can't run it: Could not find module 'kpk_settings'., and I can't find the kpackagekit package :(. Looks like Debian maintainers did something weird.
    – Grzenio
    Jun 9 '11 at 10:40
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    @Grzenio: Yeah, it looks like they're moving away from PackageKit in wheezy. Instead, you can remove the update-notifier-kde package altogether or just disable it by removing its .desktop file from /usr/share/kde4/services/kded/.
    – Patches
    Jun 9 '11 at 21:00
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    Package 'update-notifier-kde' is not installed, so not removed - any updates on how to do this in Plasma 5?
    – Xerus
    Sep 7 '18 at 13:02

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