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I've been getting the following after running a dpkg command:

dpkg: error: dpkg status database is locked by another process

After running (from here):

sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock

I get:

                     USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
/var/lib/dpkg/lock:  root       2591 F.... unattended-upgr

How do I check the progress of this process?

What are the consequences, if any, of killing it?

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You can see the latest entry in the log file e.g. /var/log/unattended-upgrades/unattended-upgrades-dpkg.log, try

tail /var/log/unattended-upgrades/unattended-upgrades-dpkg.log

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