[maemo-users] Download of 10MB after internet connection

From: Paul Hartman paul.hartman+maemo at gmail.com
Date: Thu Nov 11 23:53:30 EET 2010
On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 3:40 PM, Tanuva <tanuva at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Am 11.11.2010 22:24, schrieb Paul Hartman:
>> 2010/11/11 João Olavo Baião de Vasconcelos<joaoolavo at gmail.com>:
>>> Hi there!
>>> Every time I connect my n900 to 3g, I notice through Personal Dataplan
>>> Monitor that it downloads almost 10 MB, even if I don't open browser or
>>> login into any messenger.
>>> I'm guessing that the it runs like a "apt-get update" to check new
>>> software
>>> updates.
>>> Does it happen with everyone? How to disable this repository check
>>> (without
>>> disabling the repositories)? Or is there any other issue?
>>> Thanks any advice!
>> You can change the auto-update interval:
>> http://wiki.maemo.org/Customizing_Maemo#Disabling_Auto_Updates_Check
> Moin,
> This behaviour is really annoying to me since I have 30 MB/month free data.
> If about 20 MB of that get eaten by some apt-worker process updating the db
> from time to time its fairly useless to me.
> Practically disabling auto update checking isn't _the_ fix since I have WLAN
> available most of the time but don't want to waste 3G traffic just because
> something decides that it's time for updates now. Isn't there a
> network-aware solution possible?
> Marcel

Practically disabling it for 1000 years should be enough...

I guess if you delete(/rename) apt-worker it won't ever update again.
Application Manager probably won't work either but you can use FAPMAN
or just commandline apt-get tools.

Official Nokia answer about this kind of stuff seems to be that N900
is made for flat-rate data plan. I think it even says so on the box.
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