pkg delete of firefox fails: firefox-51.0.1_1, 1 is locked and may not be modified

Kevin Oberman rkoberman at
Wed Jun 14 18:33:06 UTC 2017

On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 11:30 AM, Bob Willcox <bob at> wrote:

> I'm trying to update firefox on my system but can't update it or even
> delete
> it. I get this result on pkg delete (for example):
> root at tavion:1 /usr/ports/www/firefox> pkg delete firefox
> firefox-51.0.1_1,1 is locked and may not be modified
> Checking integrity... done (0 conflicting)
> Package(s) not found!
> Now, I suspect that I am the one responsible for 'locking' it a few months
> back when I didn't want to inavertantly update it. Unfortunately I can't
> recall what I might have done to lock it (memory isn't what it used to be).
> Can someone shed some light on where/what this lock may be?
> Thanks,
> Bob
> --
> Bob Willcox    | Lawsuit, n.: A machine which you go into as a pig and
> bob at |    come out as a sausage.
> Austin, TX     |    -- Ambrose Bierce

pkg unlock firefox
Kevin Oberman, Part time kid herder and retired Network Engineer
E-mail: rkoberman at
PGP Fingerprint: D03FB98AFA78E3B78C1694B318AB39EF1B055683

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list