Having just updated to 3.0.2 and experiencing all sorts of grief with my host not supporting auto updates, backups and restores (that their CP says it does [see my other posts]), I managed to get all back to working and then found I had the same issue as mentioned in this thread. i.e. The upload function of WP media gallery no longer worked.
I got the same message as stated in the 1st thread of this post, albeit with my own directory path(s) etc.
I have just tried James' permissions fix and made '/uploads' 777, plus all sub-directories.
This worked fine. However, I'm a bit concerned at having this directory and it's subdirectories world editable!
Should I be? Can this be fixed another way?
It didn't have to be done for my initial install of WP!
Is there a php file or something that has had it's access to /uploads removed so that it can no longer write to this directory?
That would seem to make sense as there was no issue previously.
Curious for any suggestions. Tnks,