This is not going to happen in apt. It's a question for desktop how to do that, probably disabling the downloading in apt, and using gnome's package kit refresh stuff instead.
** Also affects: gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu) Importance: Undecided Status: New -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to apt in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1886161 Title: UU should work on roaming laptops Status in apt package in Ubuntu: New Status in gnome-settings-daemon package in Ubuntu: New Bug description: For many if not most laptop computers, Unattended Upgrades seems all but useless by design. For upgrades to happen, with default config, 3 conditions must be met: - an internet connection must be up and running when the timer or cron or anacron tries the unattended upgrade - the connection must not be metered, whatever that means (Skip-Updates-On-Metered-Connections "true") - the computer must be plugged in (OnlyOnACPower "true") These are insurmountable problems for many laptops on the go. Inevitably, security upgrades will almost never run unattended on such computers. I discovered with shock that Unattended Upgrades had almost never run on my laptop. I tried all possible config tweaks. Nothing worked reliably and in the end I gave up and wrote a upgrade script which uses Network Manager's connection-up hook. Unattended Upgrades needs to do something like this out of the box. Users should not need to write scripts to ensure security upgrades. Unattended upgrades is an excellent project for servers. But it really needs to work, out of the box, on laptops too. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+bug/1886161/+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