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Automatic Upgrade with 2.7.1 -- problem (23 posts)

  1. PhantomObserver
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having a bit of trouble with this. When I use the "Automatic Upgrade" button, it doesn't seem to want to go beyond "Unpacking the core update" message. What's going on?

  2. sdstern
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I had a problem as well with the error message:
    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare pclziputilpathreduction() (previously declared in /home/steve/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/lib/pclzip.lib.php:5421)

  3. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    SD Stern, get rid of that plugin and use the built-in automatic upgrader of WP.

    Phantom, no suggestions. On some installation I had to try twice, but it always worked the second try...

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @PhantomObserver

    It's possible there's a permission issue with your host, and it's not allowing the 'unpacking' so you may have to follow the Upgrading WordPress instructions to upgrade to 2.7.1

  5. mojorob
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    When trying to upgrade, it also stops at "unpacking the core update" message for me.

    I previously used the plugin auto upgrade (which is deactivated) with no issues.

  6. mojorob
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Just saw another thread, could the problem be related to the information on this page?

  7. PhantomObserver
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Alright. I did de-activate the "Automatic Upgrade" plug-in, and the upgrade seems to have worked now.

  8. pete2020
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My automatic update didn't work, I've lost the error message.

    I'm getting lazy, having only been a user for 2 weeks I'm having to read about updating.

    The backup of the database. Mines at an ISP and so presumably it can't be backed up. Gotta say I didn't think of that, so I'm tied to my host now?

    Setting up was easy though and I'm very pleased with it.

  9. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The backup of the database. Mines at an ISP and so presumably it can't be backed up.

    Of course it can. If they have phpMyAdmin (most hosts do), then it has an Export function which will export the whole database for you to save locally.

  10. pete2020
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks Otto42. I did a back up. It will be interesting if I have to use it.

    Still not updated though and as I'm so low on the learning curve there is other stuff I'd rather do.

  11. DSB
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I had a fatal error when trying to upgrade as well. I followed the suggestion here to deactivate the WP Automatic Upgrade plugin. Now, when I upgrade from the 'tools' selection on the dashboard, I get this message:

    Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.7.1.zip

    Unpacking the core update

    Could not create directory: /home/qselpkpt/public_html/wp-content/upgrade/core

    Installation Failed

    I have no idea what to do now. I always screw something up when I have to do a complete re-install. And I'm going to be very upset if I have to do a complete reinstall every single time there's an upgrade.

    Does anyone understand the message I posted above? Should I just create that directory myself?

    Thanks so much!

  12. rcarbaugh
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Having same problem. De-activated the WP Automatic Upgrade plug-in, as suggested above, and upgraded to 2.7.1 flawlessly.
    Thanks.

  13. DSB
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I deleted the WPAU plugin altogether, and SP *STILL* won't upgrade for me. I guess I'm going to have to do like I did every time before 2.7, and just download and completely reinstall the entire thing, and hope I do it right.

  14. Montu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Feh, is the auto upgrade just buggy or something?

    I got the following two errors:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_user_settings() in /var/www/vhosts/newsbooking.com/httpdocs/wp-admin/admin-header.php on line 14

    Fatal error: Call to undefined method wpdb::has_cap() in /var/www/vhosts/newsbooking.com/httpdocs/wp-admin/includes/schema.php on line 22

    I'd go into my admin, but I can only see my home page! When I click on the admin link (the site is probably cached on my browser...) it comes to one of those warnings.

    Joy. Now what? I'm with DSB, I hate upgrading because it always ends up as a total re-install which is a pain.

    Help anyone? This is really frustrating.

    Thank you!

  15. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Joy. Now what? I'm with DSB, I hate upgrading because it always ends up as a total re-install which is a pain.

    Now you manually upload the 2.7.1 files -- which, btw, is NOT a total re-install.

  16. Montu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm sorry, it's more of a "total r-install" than the so-called auto. I'm really just frustrated because I got all these "everything was successful! Congratulations, click this button and everything will be fine" sort of message which lead me to the errors I mentioned. If it was successful then why didn't it work, and now I have to do it manually?

  17. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    and now I have to do it manually?

    its not that incredibly hard to upload the files is it? in the 4 minutes I walked away and went to the restroom, I could have had my ftp client doing it, and it would be done by the time I finish typing this out.

  18. figaro
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    May want to take a look at the video below and see if it helps.

    http://educhalk.org/blog/?p=143

    If you still have problems, then you may want to try a manual upgrade...see the following:

    http://educhalk.org/blog/?p=17

  19. Montu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you whooami for flaming the noob, I appreciate it.

    Anyways, figaro, those videos are very helpful, thanks. ^_^

  20. figaro
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @Montu: You're welcome...hope they help.

  21. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Montu,

    I didnt write anything intending to flame you. On the contrary, my question above was serious, but I apologize if you misunderstood.

  22. Montu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It's OK, we're all good. It seemed a bit snarky, but it's possible I'm just in a bad mood because I don't want to deal with this right now, so I was projecting. I apologize as well.

    It's been a while since I've done this, and I'm still really new to all this, so it's a bit more difficult because I'm uncomfortable using the software.

  23. themafia69
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey guys, i've been having a similar problem. Im on bluehost so it is supported accoding to the codex page. however for me it just stays stuck on the Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.8.2.zip and the file created in the wp-content folder is 0 bytes. i tried changing the permissions of the folder from 755 to 777. any body have an idea of what i am doing wrong?

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