Ubuntu – check-new-release process eating up resources on Ubuntu server 13.04

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A small Ubuntu 13.04 virtual machine instance I run in a cloud environment regularly becomes slow/unresponsive because of a proces called check-new-release. Is there any way to disable this process and maybe run it manually instead?

Best Answer

Try doing

apt-get remove ubuntu-release-upgrader-core

The script that you're seeing running is /usr/lib/ubuntu-release-upgrader/check-new-release, and removing the above package will remove that script completely.

A description of this package is:

ubuntu-release-upgrader-core - manage release upgrades
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