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Taming apt timers in Ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu 18.04 AWS images - and probably other Cloud images as well - have automated upgrades turned on. This is done via two systemd timers, apt-daily.timer and apt-daily-upgrade.timer. The timers kick of periodically as well as when an instance is rebooted. This sounds reasonable until you are provisioning something: you're unable to install or configure […]