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PKG-LOCK(8)             FreeBSD System Manager's Manual            PKG-LOCK(8)

     pkg lock, pkg unlock - lock or unlock packages

     pkg lock [-lqy] [-a]
     pkg lock [-lqy] [-Cgix] pkg-name
     pkg unlock [-lqy] [-a]
     pkg unlock [-lqy] [-Cgix] pkg-name

     pkg lock [--{show-locked,quiet,yes}] [--all]
     pkg lock --has-locked-packages
     pkg lock [--{show-locked,quiet,yes}]
              [--{case-sensitive,glob,case-insensitive,regex}] pkg-name
     pkg unlock [--{show-locked,quiet,yes}] [--all]
     pkg unlock [--{show-locked,quiet,yes}]
                [--{case-sensitive,glob,case-insensitive,regex}] pkg-name

     pkg lock is used to lock packages against reinstallation, modification or
     deletion.  pkg unlock unlocks the named packages.  Either variant only
     has an effect on currently installed packages.  Consequently it is
     impossible to block installation of a new package by using this
     mechanism, unless such an installation implies updating a locked package.

     The impact of locking a package is wider than simply preventing
     modifications to the package itself.  Any operation implying modification
     of the locked package will be blocked.  This includes:

        Attempts to reinstall, up- or downgrade or delete the locked package
        Installation, up- or downgrade of a package where the resultant
         package would have a dependency on a different version of the locked
        Deletion, up- or downgrade of any package the locked package depends
         upon, either directly or as a consequence of installing or upgrading
         some third package.

     The following options are supported by pkg lock:

     -a, ---all
          Lock or unlock all installed packages.

     -C, --case-sensitive
          Make the standard or the regular expression (-x) matching against
          pkg-name case sensitive.

     -g, --glob
          Treat pkg-name as a shell glob pattern.

     -i, --case-insensitive
          Make the standard or the regular expression (-x) matching against
          pkg-name case insensitive.  This is the default, unless modified by
          setting CASE_SENSITIVE_MATCH to true in pkg.conf.

     -l, --show-locked
          Show a list of all locked packages.  This can be used without
          locking or unlocking any packages, in which case privileged access
          to the package database is not required.  Otherwise it will be
          displayed after any lock or unlock operations.

     -q, --quiet
          Operate quietly: do not output anything other than confirmatory

     -x, --regex
          Treat pkg-name as a regular expression according to the "modern" or
          "extended" syntax of re_format(7).

     -y, --yes
          Assume "yes" as the answer to all questions.

          Return 0 if at least one package is locked, 1 otherwise

     The following environment variables affect the execution of pkg lock.
     See pkg.conf(5) for further description.





     See pkg.conf(5).

     pkg_printf(3), pkg_repos(3), pkg-repository(5), pkg.conf(5), pkg(8),
     pkg-add(8), pkg-annotate(8), pkg-audit(8), pkg-autoremove(8),
     pkg-backup(8), pkg-check(8), pkg-clean(8), pkg-config(8), pkg-convert(8),
     pkg-create(8), pkg-delete(8), pkg-fetch(8), pkg-info(8), pkg-install(8),
     pkg-query(8), pkg-register(8), pkg-repo(8), pkg-rquery(8), pkg-search(8),
     pkg-set(8), pkg-shell(8), pkg-shlib(8), pkg-ssh(8), pkg-stats(8),
     pkg-update(8), pkg-updating(8), pkg-upgrade(8), pkg-version(8),

FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4         April 14, 2015         FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4
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