Hi all. I'll have to jump in this boat. But my problem is all around different, I think. When I use the Update Automatically (not the plugin, the default option in WP) link in WP, I get prompted for FTP creds, enter and submit. But it stops there...just a reloaded white screen with the WP Admin tool bar.
I did try the Auto Update plug-in and that was giving me file permission errors and I didn't want to take the advice of setting permissions to 777 just to run the plug-in.
I was able to update two plug-ins, albeit that is only one directory. Either way, I'm not sure how the File Permissions can be hosing my doing the update to 2.8.2.
I'm new to WP...I then choose to download the 2.8.2 files to upgrade manually. How is the manual upgrade done...by that I mean the download of 2.8.2 seems like I would be doing a complete install.
Thanks for any help!