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  • Welcome!

    I'll get straight to the point.

    When I started Pop!_Planet, I launched it because I saw a need for a centralized community for Pop!_OS. To be frank, I never expected the level of popularity it has achieved. Over the last year, we have gone from under 50 users, to almost 400 users. That's awesome! However... it also comes with a downside. We are rapidly running out of disk space on our server, and the bandwidth costs go up every month.

    Pop!_Planet is not affiliated with System76 in any way, and is funded completely out of pocket. From day one, I said that I'd never use on-site ads (I hate them as much as you do), so the only monetization we get is through donations. Right now, the donations we receive don't even cover our overhead.

    I know that most users will ignore this message, and that's ok. However, if even a few of our users are willing and able to donate a few dollars to help offset our expenses, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Support Pop!_Planet

    Thank you for your time,

    Dan Griffiths
    Pop!_Planet Founder

Pop shop control


Trusted User
Founding Member
Nov 23, 2018
I've noticed on one desktop something from the system leaking out of the Openvpn config and connecting with my ISP's IP. The next time it happens I'll take note and see where it goes. Some time ago I had a similar thing happen in Fedora and tracked it down to GNOME Software, the Fedora software shop attempting to auto update. I'm very diligent and keep the machine updated manually so I'd rather stop that behaviour. I'm wondering if it is the same with the Pop Shop so I'd like to be able to gain control over it using systemctl if that is possible. The commands that worked in Fedora are sudo systemctl [option] dnf-makecache.service and sudo systemctl [option] dnf-makecache.timer. Is there a Pop!_OS specific way of achieving the same?
I'll do some research and see if I can pin it down because I would consider that another GNOME bug that is a security concern. It doesn't happen on my laptop using Wifi with Openvpn.
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System76 Staff
Founding Member
Dec 15, 2018
Denver, Colorado
GNOME Software and elementary AppCenter both use PackageKit for updating and installing packages.
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