KPackageKit updates package list too often and too aggressively

Bug #587900 reported by Shantanu Tushar
This bug affects 3 people
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kpackagekit (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kpackagekit

In "Edit Software Sources", I have unchecked 'Check for Updates' in Automatic Updates but still I always see a "Downloading repository information" icon in the system tray and on clicking it I find that its downloading repository information. Even on cancelling, it comes back again in couple of minutes. I've a limited connection so I don't want it to automatically update.
Tried to uncheck, apply, check, apply the "Check for Updates" checkbox, but it still tries to update the repository information every few minutes.

Description: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Release: 10.04

  Installed: 0.5.4-0ubuntu4
  Candidate: 0.5.4-0ubuntu4
  Version table:
 *** 0.5.4-0ubuntu4 0
        500 lucid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: kpackagekit 0.5.4-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon May 31 18:53:00 2010
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100427)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: kpackagekit

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Shantanu Tushar (jhahoneyk) wrote :
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James Cain (ronnoc) wrote :

This affects me as well, since updating to Natty. It's death when you're gaming on your PC, as everything skreetches to a halt while KPackagekit runs and runs and runs every 5 or so minutes..

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