How to stop downloading upgradeable packages

Asked by doctordruidphd on 2018-11-06

This is kubuntu 18.10.

Problem: It looks like something in systemd is running apticron, which is invoking apt with the 'upgrade -yy -d' options, causing it to automatically download upgradeable packages. This is unacceptable as it is logjamming my network connection when it is needed for other things. I cannot find the configuration file that is specifying the '-yy -d' options; what I need to do is remove the '-d' option. I DO want it to check for upgradeable packages; I DO NOT want it to download them. At present it has been necessary for me to disable apticron altogether; is there any other alternative?

Edit: I have edited /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic as follows, and the problem still exists:
APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1";
APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages "0";
APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages-Debdelta "0";
APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "0";
APT::Periodic::AutocleanInterval "0";

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