I've searched and searched these forums and the net, and can't find a solution to this one. It's been driving me crazy for more than 2 weeks now... First, details:
Gentoo server: kernel2.6.34-gentoo-r12
WebServer: Apache 2.2.16
What happens is that whenever I try to ftp anything for an auto-upgrade, WP accepts the FTP credentials (the ftp log shows a successful login), but the screen then goes blank. There are no errors in any log (syslog, php or apache2), it's just blank. Everything else works as one would expect.
This is on a new server, the only WP instance on it, and all plug-ins disabled (askismet).
I've tried adding the ftp credentials to the config file, but all that does is take me straight to the blank page!
I have also enabled debug in the config file, but nothing is ever reported.
PHP memory limit has been set to 256M.
I've been working around this by copying files up manually, but now I have a need to host a shopperpress site, and this renders it unusable. It's become urgent...
This seems to have happened after a gentoo upgrade somewhere recently, but I'm not sure what it was. All these symptoms are exhibited on my other gentoo servers as well, so I set this up as a latest-and-greatest clean install to try to tie this down: it's totally virgin.
I suspect that it's probably not a WP problem per se, rather a server config one, but I have no problems in any other applications, and I'd really like some help with it please.
php info at: http://vm2.convergent-ict.com/t.php