I moved hosts recently. The new one is a little unusual, and in particular the log-in root for FTP is not the same as the actual location of the web root. (It uses a redirect.)
When I try to automatically upgrade, I get only an option to enter FTP login information. When I do so it informs me that the WP root directly can't be located. I'm assuming the latter is due to the redirect.
But why don't I get a regular upgrade option? Is it due to the unusual configuration, or could I have some permissions off? Any ideas how to fix it? Right now every upgrade requires me to download the files then upload them to the server.