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  • There is a major issue in the latest version of wordpress. When you use auto updates to install new plugins or new wordpress it does not let you and displays the following error.

    Downloading update from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/another-wordpress-classifieds-plugin.zip…

    Unpacking the update…

    Could not create directory. /home/busa/public_html/wp-content/upgrade/another-wordpress-classifieds-plugin.tmp/another-wordpress-classifieds-plugin

    I spoke to my host and they checked everything and said there is absolutely no problem from their end and its a wordpress issue.

    Any one facing similar issues? How to solve them?

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  • looks like a permission issue
    try chmod 777 on the /upgrade folder
    try the upload again
    if it works chmod back to 755 and try another

    It is definitely a CHMOD/permission issue. You need to tell your host to change the Group ownership to nobody for the folders wp-content/upgrade and wp-content/plugins and then changing the permission to 775. It will work flawlessly then. This usually happens when you have changed a host or if your host have uninstalled suPHP recently.

    Thanks for the quick reply. I spoke to my host and this is what they replied.

    I have chmod’d the upgrade folder to octal 777 permissions.

    I don’t necessarily agree with the above post, as I have seen this issue a number of times and done some research that it is an upgrade bug in recent versions of WordPress, but try it out and see if it works. You are currently using SuPHP so changing owership to nobody would not help in any way.

    Yes, its still not working.

    I don’t necessarily agree with the above post, as I have seen this issue a number of times and done some research that it is an upgrade bug in recent versions of WordPress, but try it out and see if it works.

    if it were a bug, it would affect everyone – it’s not – it is a server problem

    I told them that and they say Changing the permissions on that directory is a workaround to an inherent software problem, it is not a server issue.

    ha ha – ok

    So now wot?

    sounds like they’re in denial
    wonder why every other host doesn’t have this problem?

    And you know which host I am talking about.

    Its WiredTree

    This is now fixed!

    My host says : –

    I had to add the following three lines of code to your wp-config.php file per the post at http://wordpress.org/support/topic/30-upgrade-bug-ftps/page/3

    //putenv(‘TMPDIR=’ . ini_get(‘upload_tmp_dir’));
    //define(‘FS_CHMOD_DIR’, (0755 & ~ umask()));
    //define(‘FS_CHMOD_FILE’, (0644 & ~ umask()));

    see it was a server issue

    Thanks Samuel.

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