Qubes-OS automatic update check interval

Hi, where can I view or even set how often or when Qubes checks for updates.

I enabled in “Global Settings” under Updates “Check for dom0 updates” and “Check for qube updates by default”. There is no setting for an interval or so.

I would like to know when the checks are performed. Could someone shed light on this?

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Good question.
In dom0 there is a cron job, which checks daily.
In qubes, there is a timer
(/lib/systemd/system/qubes-update-check.timer) - If you examine that
file you will see that the timer fires 5 mins after boot, and then every
2 days.
Obviously you can change these settings in the relevant template.

The qube “reports back” when there are updates available for the related
template.

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Good question.
In dom0 there is a cron job, which checks daily.
In qubes, there is a timer
(/lib/systemd/system/qubes-update-check.timer) - If you examine
that
file you will see that the timer fires 5 mins after boot, and then
every
2 days.
Obviously you can change these settings in the relevant template.

The qube “reports back” when there are updates available for the
related
template.

Thanks unman. That’s exactly what I was looking for.