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  • I am running WordPress 2.7.1 on a Godaddy-hosted Linux server. When I run their “automatic upgrade” to 3.5, I get the following:

    Downloading update from

    Unpacking the core update

    Verifying the unpacked files…

    Warning: copy(/home/content/n/e/d/nedbj2/html/blog/wp-contentupgrade/version-current.php) [function.copy]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/n/e/d/nedbj2/html/blog/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php on line 122
    Could not copy file.

    Installation Failed

    Notice that the path to the missing file seems to be missing a ‘/’ between “wp-content” and “upgrade’. Although this may be an error in the error messages itself, it seems more likely that it is a problem in the underlying script. Also, I looked in the correct “version-current” directory (which is there) and it is completely empty.

    Even if I found a way to fix the missing ‘/’ I would presumably still have a problem with the file that is actually missing in the version directory. It would be easy to fix that, if I knew the format it expects inside that file.

    I looks like there is just too great a jump from 2.7.1 to 3.5. I have considered upgrading in stages, say to 3.x and then to 3.5. Does anyone have any answers or recommendations? Thanks.

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  • Don’t make that big of a jump in upgrades. The database has to get upgraded properly each upgrade. Get a backup restore from GD to revert the whole site and database.

    Go from 2.7 to 3.0.1, and then 3.0.1 to 3.1, 3.1 to 3.2, and then 3.2 to the latest. You will need to do manual upgrades until the last, which can be done from the dashboard.

    Your current theme won’t work well under 3.4, due to lots of changes. Same with plugins.

    Older versions available at Release Archive. And see Upgrading WordPress « WordPress Codex

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