Support » Installing WordPress » 3.01 Update – Failed and stuck! PLEASE Fix your upgrade!

  • While I appreciate the work done to keep WP free, I have to say, if you’re going to roll out an upgrade – why on earth would it not be tested to make sure it actually WORKS for people??

    My site is now stuck in Maintenance mode – whatever that is!

    Here’s the error that happened:

    Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.0.1.zip…

    Unpacking the update…

    Verifying the unpacked files…

    Installing the latest version…

    Could not copy file.: /public_html/wp-admin/css/theme-editor.dev.css

    Installation Failed

    for the record – this is a WP Mu site, and I was JUST about to launch!!

    Help?!

    AJ

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    This is a problem with your server setup, most likely, not WP. The most likely reason would be that your PHP setup doesn’t like the way WP 3.0.1 is unzipping and copying files. It happens.

    Do a manual upgrade. It’s easy 🙂

    Really? Half the time the updates work, half the time I have to do it manually. Absolute same server. (Dedicated from LiquidWeb).

    WP is the only script I ever have some issues with… but what bothers me is that obviously I’m not the only one.

    Here’s a suggestion:

    If it fails, MAKE the system REMOVE the maintenance mode and put the site back at least!

    Now it’s totally offline, and I have to wait.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    If it fails, MAKE the system REMOVE the maintenance mode and put the site back at least!

    Bad idea. What if it failed and was really broken? Failed mean failed. Let the user check and see what’s up.

    Really? Half the time the updates work, half the time I have to do it manually. Absolute same server. (Dedicated from LiquidWeb).

    Interesting. I’m on a VPS from Liquidweb and had no issues. Check your version of PHP?

    I will say that SOMETIMES I get hung up updating images for plugins and I have to do it manually, but it’s generally weird permissions errors.

    (What other scripts do you use that have automated upgrades like WP?)

    FAIL here too- including a brand new install.
    Not a good sign for 3.0.1

    And after you update manually- the message that you failed to update- stays up, and asks you to try again- even though you are up-to-date.

    delete the file .maintenance in root directory if you want to delete the annoying message.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Yes, but that only works when you tell us WHAT your error is 🙂 In the future, please include the error message and we could have told you that sooner.

    ‘Fail’ is just too vague.

    @ipstenu (What other scripts do you use that have automated upgrades like WP?)

    – SMF Forums
    – OpenX
    – phpLIST
    – phpBB

    Just <s>three</s> four off the top of my head

    I received the same error on two completely different installations of the update… (on a brand new LiquidWeb Storm server but I doubt it makes a difference).

    I don’t believe this is a server issue because it’s the exact same file and there’s nothing particularly special about the file it fails on.

    Yep, fails on the same file for me. I never have had a problem with upgrading till this version.

    I can’t get 3.01 to upgrade either. I get the message:

    Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 40894464) (tried to allocate 2966269 bytes) in /mnt/web9/40/39/51978039/htdocs/blog/wp-includes/class-http.php on line 1408

    Whatever that means.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 40894464) (tried to allocate 2966269 bytes) in /mnt/web9/40/39/51978039/htdocs/blog/wp-includes/class-http.php on line 1408

    At a guess, it means your PHP install on your server doesn’t have enough memory to allocate…?

    This advise may be dated (I think 3.0 tries some of this for you) but if you haven’t done this already, here’s some things to try:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php#Increasing_memory_allocated_to_PHP

    In your wp-config.php (back up your files first. Really, not joking.) add this line before the end

    define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '96M');

    If that doesn’t work, see if you can locate your php.ini file and increase it there. For my installation, it’s /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini and modify the memory_limit line.

    memory_limit = 96M

    And restart your web server software to make sure it takes effect.

    If you don’t/can’t/not sure of how to do that, ask your hosting company to increase your PHP memory.

    Thanks Jan,
    That sounds a) complicated and b) scary. Think I’ll just stick with the installation that works and ignore the upgardes.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    That sounds like a plan. In the 3.0 -> 3.0.1 that should be fine as most of the fixes were apparently minor.

    Just keep in mind that if an UPGRADE OR DIE!! patch comes out, you’ll need to look at how to get this done sooner or later…

    Didn’t listen to my own advice. I changed the memory allocation in the wp-settings file. Now I can’t access either my website or the dashboard even though I re-set the file to how it was. I get:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function is_multisite() in /mnt/web9/40/39/51978039/htdocs/blog/wp-includes/l10n.php on line 39

    I’ve absolutely no idea what to do now. Except maybe tear my hair out or turn to drink.

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