Suppress Ubuntu Upgrade Notice

If you are running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Servers, you may have found over the last week that the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Release is now being offered. That message is a part of the “Message Of The Day” (MOTD) system. If you have a system that will not be updated, below we will outline the steps to suppress the update message.

Like most things Linux, there are always 10 ways to skin a cat. By far the easiest method we have found to disable the message is by simply renaming the /etc/update-motd.d/91-release-upgrade file. This can be done using the code below.

mv /etc/update-motd.d/91-release-upgrade /etc/update-motd.d/91-release-upgrade.bkp

Logout and log back in and the New Release Available message should be gone.

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