My setup: WordPress 2.9.2 running on Mac OS X Server 10.5.8. The setup has been stable for months, but a couple of weeks ago something changed and now I cannot update plugins, themes, or pretty much anything else—though I can upload photos and media and make posts.
Here’s an example from when I just tried to update Suffusion:
Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/download/suffusion.3.4.6.zip.
Unpacking the update.
Installing the latest version.
Enabling Maintenance mode.
Removing the old version of the theme.
Could not create directory. /Users/atropos/Web/Fates.org/moc/wp-content/themes/suffusion/
Theme upgrade Failed.
~atropos/Web is a symlink to the drive where my Web sites and WP installation are kept. I’ve verified that it’s possible to traverse the link over the command line and FTP. I’ve verified that I *can* create the suffusion directory manually over FTP. I’ve even opened the permissions to 777 all the way up to the root of WordPress.
I’m at a loss for what’s going on. Has anyone else seen this? Am I missing something that should be plainly obvious to me? I know it’s not just theme-related, as I cannot update any plugins either.
Any help, suggestions, etc. would be greatly appreciated!