openSuse: Disable Tray Software Updater
I don’t like the Software Update icon in the system tray, nor do I like its functionality, because it fails every so often when trying to update software – the usual reason is that it fails to resolve dependencies. Instead, I’ve been using this command (as root):
zypper update -lR (-l = –auto-agree-licenses; -R = –force-resolution)
Now, how to get rid of the icon? Fire up yast, and uninstall:
- In KDE 4 (default in openSuse up to version 12.3): apper
- In KDE 5 (openSuse Leap/Tumbleweed): plasma5-pk-updates
Hope this helps someone save some time googling.