kURL: What do I do when I see `dpkg frontend locked by another process` on install?


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Sometimes there may be another process that locks dpkg, or possibly by running CTRL-C during last install script execution, the installer may still hold the lock dpkg.

To resolve this, first run:
lsof /var/lib/dpkg/lock

Then run the following to get the process holding the lock:
ps cax | grep PID

If it is running, kill the process and wait a bit to try install again.
kill PID or kill -9 PID

Now that there’s no process holding the lock, you’re likely in a good shape now.