This is a silly and very user hostile bug that is still present in 19.10. Seems crazy that it's basically being ignored.
-- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to software-properties in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1834226 Title: update-notifier doesn't respect "automatically check for updates: Never" Status in software-properties package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Status in software-properties source package in Eoan: Confirmed Bug description: This has been a long-standing problem with various ubuntu installations, and I'm sensing some reticence in doing anything about it. This attitude also seems to be purposeful to try to cajole updates on people who make bad choices due to confusion/fud/paranoia. apt install fails due to: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), is another process using it? A great deal of networking is taking place despite setting automatic upgrades to "never". Cycling this doesn't seem to do anything. This action is hostile to programmers and the setting should be respected. Wisdom on threads is to let it update until it's out of updates, and then it supposedly respects the "never" flag, but the experience I'm having is much more non-deterministic. have been using 19.04 for weeks now and still get the background notifier using data and getting in the way of aptitude package installations. I prefer manual update && upgrade once my code is ready to push. Is there another way around this or are people just living with it? To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-properties/+bug/1834226/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp