Debian Linux Mint Ubuntu Disable Automatic apt-get update -
Debian Linux Mint Ubuntu Disable Automatic apt-get update
sudo chmod 000 /etc/cron.daily/apt-compat
This is the easiest way to disable the cron without anything more invasive like deleting the file.
After that you won't have anymore apt-get's starting.
This can be critical for systems without much extra RAM that is not in use. I've seen systems that have swapped and crashed over apt-get.