Consider disabling apt-daily.timer
I suspect it's gonna run
apt update or similar in the background, which arguably can only cause problems in the context of Tails.
#1 Updated by intrigeri about 3 years ago
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This timer manages
apt-daily.service, that starts
- backs up
/var/backups(useless in Tails, but eats a a couple kB of RAM)
- exits if
- does various update / clean / download / backup operations, each of them can be disabled via some
IMO only the
autoclean operation has some value for us, but it should be done by
tails-additional-software that knows when it should happen, while
apt-daily.service can possibly do it at the wrong time, which might prevent
tails-additional-software from doing its work or worse, delete cached packages that are still needed.
So I'll disable this timer and will report a ticket against
tails-additional-software so that it does its own cleanup.