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  • Installing from dashboards of multiple sites. Got this message on every one:

    The authenticity of wordpress-5.3-new-bundled.zip could not be verified as no signature was found.

    FWIW, I have libsodium installed on my server so it’s not that.

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  • autotutorial

    (@autotutorial)

    Security in 5.2


    simply wordpress does not send any signature.

    Moderator Tellyworth

    (@tellyworth)

    The message about signatures is information only, it’s not the cause of the problem.

    If the update stopped just after that message, it was most likely a timeout during the download. Re-trying the update will probably work.

    jacobjacobjacob

    (@jacobjacobjacob)

    Many others seem to have the same problem, including myself, here is a similar thread:

    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/wordpress-5-3-could-not-be-verified-as-no-signature-was-found/

    I have now restarted the update several times and it always freezes in the “unpacking” stage.

    Thread Starter Chris J. Zähller

    (@seezee)

    Yep, same here. Always stops at the unpacking stage.

    oldlock

    (@oldlock)

    Ditto. Three sites all doing the same thing.

    Thread Starter Chris J. Zähller

    (@seezee)

    FYI I finally had to do the updates with WP-CLI, which worked. It was fast & successful.

    landed

    (@landed)

    I need to watch this thread for solutions. I have the same issue with a clients web host.

    Jen

    (@jenacide)

    Nearly all my sites; update to 5.3 only worked with FTP upload of the version. Or disable all plugins and try again. Some themes were so broken I had to abandon them, particularly Cherry Framework with Parallax plugin.

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by Jen.
    rarndtjr

    (@rarndtjr)

    This issue is still occurring. I was able to successfully update all other Plugins, Themes, etc. with no issues and Site is up and functioning as expected except for the failure to update to WP 5.3 (as noted below):

    I just attempted to Update to WP 5.3 (as others have) and encounter the same problem as follows:

      Update WordPress

    Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/wordpress-5.3-new-bundled.zip…

    The authenticity of wordpress-5.3-new-bundled.zip could not be verified as no signature was found.

    Unpacking the update…

    The site is experiencing technical difficulties. Please check your site admin email inbox for instructions.

    Q: Is everyone else having the same as shown above?

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by rarndtjr.

    Chris J. Zähller is correct; the resolution is to use WP-CLI to perform WordPress Core Update until WP fixes the GUI Update method (or just use this method instead of Updating through the GUI).

    I’ve documented the steps I used to resolve this issue:

    Step 1: How to install wp-cli on Windows Server / Client

    Step 2: Adding a Path to MySQL for wp-cli

    Reference: WP-CLI Commands – Core Commands
    https://developer.wordpress.org/cli/commands/core/

    Note:
    a) Within the example below, substitute your:
    web_server\site_file_location\web domain Path for C:\ampp or xampp\htdocs\website_domain

    b) Within the example below, we see that WP 5.3 is the latest WP Update available and we perform the Update to WP
    version 5.3

    For Example:

    C:\xampp\htdocs\website_domain>wp core check-update
    +———+————-+——————————————————–+
    | version | update_type | package_url |
    +———+————-+——————————————————–+
    | 5.3 | major | https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/wordpress-5.3.zip |
    +———+————-+——————————————————–+
    C:\xampp\htdocs\website_domain>wp core update
    Updating to version 5.3 (en_US)…
    Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/wordpress-5.3-new-bundled.zip…
    Unpacking the update…
    Cleaning up files…
    No files found that need cleaning up.
    Success: WordPress updated successfully.
    C:\xampp\htdocs\website_domain>

    ; Maximum execution time of each script, in seconds
    ; http://php.net/max-execution-time
    ; Note: This directive is hardcoded to 0 for the CLI SAPI
    max_execution_time = 30

    default php.ini

    @autotutorial Good info to know! Thanks!

    Also, keep in mind but changing the execution timeout value does not always solve the problem.

    The default GUI WP update method was working fine until I attempted to update to 5.3.n, therefore, unless using the CLI method bypasses / ignores the default (php.net/max-execution-time) then the CLI command would fail as well.

    Even if CLI method did bypass the default timeout value, increasing timeout values is not always a good thing as it indicates a problem somewhere that should not be ignored.

    The uptick of this issue is likely a regression / code change that is a bug and/or increased latency. If changing timeout values do not resolve the issue, the CLI method does work and works well as I documented previously.

    Regards,

    Same problem attempting to update from WP 5.3 > 5.4 via the Admin GUI. The WP-CLI step by step above worked perfectly again.

    Note: If you previously received the error, ‘Another update is currently in progress ‘ when using the GUI (or CLI), then wait 15-20 minutes for the database lock (core_updater.lock ) to be released prior to attempting another ‘wp core update’

    Hopefully 5.4 Performance improvements will resolve this issue once and for all.

    C:\xampp\htdocs\website_domain>wp core check-update
    +———+————-+———————————————————–+
    | version | update_type | package_url |
    +———+————-+———————————————————–+
    | 5.4 | major | https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/wordpress-5.4.zip |
    +———+————-+———————————————————–+
    C:\xampp\htdocs\website_domain>wp core update
    Updating to version 5.4 (en_US)…
    Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/wordpress-5.4-no-content.zip…
    Unpacking the update…
    Cleaning up files…
    No files found that need cleaning up.
    Success: WordPress updated successfully.
    C:\xampp\htdocs\website_domain>

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by rarndtjr.
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