Since the 2.8 series I get the following message with a database error after completing the automatic upgrade:
Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.8.4.zip.
Unpacking the update.
Verifying the unpacked files
Installing the latest version
WordPress database error: [Lost connection to MySQL server during query]
SELECT option_id, autoload FROM wp_options WHERE option_name = '_transient_update_core'
WordPress upgraded successfully
Am I the only one with this problem? Haven't seen any other posts but there are so many