(This is not referring to the bug about the wrong # of packages!)
At login, I'd like to prevent whatever is telling me "N packages can be updated" from checking for updates, and NOT just stop the message.
I've looked at the "/etc/pam.d/login" file, and this seems to only determine whether to show the (MOTD) message, but doesn't prevent the actual checking for updates. (?)
I've removed the "mintupdate" package but still have "update-manager" and "update-notifier-common" packages: will removing those prevent the checking for updates but still allow apt-get and synaptic to run properly?
(Though if I try to run "$ update-manager" it tells me it's not installed; synaptic tells me it is installed).
Edit: I removed the file "/etc/motd" (link to /var/run/motd), rebooted, and it got regenerated; it consists of:
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Welcome to Linux Mint 13 Maya (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-54-generic x86_64)
Welcome to Linux Mint
* Documentation: http://www.linuxmint.com
2 packages can be updated.
0 updates are security updates.
*** /dev/sda6 will be checked for errors at next reboot ***
I see the "sda6" (data partition) message every login/reboot - apparently never (or always?) checked for errors...?