How-To: Disable Any and All Plugin Updates (including Vera-preinstalled)

Sometimes its desirable to keep a system stable and not allow automatic plugin updates. You can do this by turning off “auto update” on your plugins, but it has been asserted that sometimes even this doesn’t work (possibly during firmware updates).

To assure that your plugins cannot update, SSH into your Vera and run the following commands. This will also disable Apps > Install apps entirely (you won’t be able to install additional plugins from the App Marketplace until you undo it):

uci add_list dhcp.@dnsmasq[0].server="/apps.mios.com/"
uci commit dhcp
/etc/init.d/dnsmasq restart

After doing this, even plugins still marked “Auto Update” will not.

To reverse this (restore functionality of the App Marketplace and auto-update):

uci del_list dhcp.@dnsmasq[0].server="/apps.mios.com/"
uci commit dhcp
/etc/init.d/dnsmasq restart

If you’d like more information on fully decoupling your Vera from the Vera/eZLO cloud services, see: https://github.com/toggledbits/Vera-Decouple

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