Updating to Wordpress 3.8 Failed on Droplet Image that Comes with Wordpress Pre-installed.


Recently I tried to update the Droplet I’ve installed from the image with wordpress installed, to version 3.8, but failed, below is the error messages I received:

Downloading update from…

Unpacking the update…

The update cannot be installed because we will be unable to copy some files. This is usually due to inconsistent file permissions.: wp-admin/includes/update-core.php

Installation Failed

May I know whether your side would be able to help? Or it’s beyond your responsibilities?


Cheers, Jenson

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@admin: Run the follownig command as well, does that fix it? <br><pre>sudo chown -R www-data /path/to/wordpress</pre>

Make sure all of the files & directories in your WordPress web directory is owned by <code>www-data:www-data</code>. To check, execute: <br><pre>ls -la /path/to/WordPress/Installation/</pre> <br>and make sure there is no <code>root:root</code> sprinkled in there.

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