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  • So I’m trying to install WP to my new site to get the Webcomic plugin running, and I keep getting an error when I try to upgrade to 3.4.2… and this is on a fresh, unused, install of WP using my host’s interface to auto-install. This is what I’m getting:

    Warning: copy(/homepages/43/d436300996/htdocs/app436301008/wp-admin/includes/update-core.php) [function.copy]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /homepages/43/d436300996/htdocs/app436301008/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php on line 200
    Could not copy files.
    Installation Failed

    Any ideas? I’ve never used WP before except with their free hosted blogs so this backend stuff is new to me. Thanks in advance.

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  • Man, that’s super unhelpful for someone that’s totally new to this. I can’t possibly conceive of why any of that would work, aside from maybe updating to 3.4.1 before .2, because of the whole fresh install thing. I have no plugins to disable, no themes to change, no… anything else that I did that would need fixing.

    Are there known bugs with upgrading to this version or what?

    failed to open stream: Permission denied in /homepages/43/d436300996/htdocs/app436301008/wp-admin…
    …Could not copy files.

    Contact the support group at your hosting service. Ask them for assistance and instruction on viewing your web site error logs, and then ask them if they will clarify/specify their required ownership and permissions schemes for your WordPress files and directories in your environment, and then ask them to assist you in identifying and correcting the permissions error listed above.

    It’s not a bug with the WordPress install process. What’s happened there is your web server has blocked WP from saving/creating the files that it needs to update.

    The best thing that you can do is update manually by downloading the WordPress ZIP file, un-zipping the files in that, and FTP’ing them up to your web host.

    I do try and recommend against using the automatic installations as much as possible. They can tend to be less-then-current versions, and I’ve seen many things break like this when people try to do their own upgrades.

    Ok cool, thanks a bunch guys.

    Since your server has no writing permission try to change the permission otherwise upgrade it manually using ftp account

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