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Wordpress 3.6.1 auto-update

  • Posted October 11, 2013

"Update WordPress Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.6.1-partial-0.zip…

Unpacking the update…

Could not copy files.

Installation Failed"

I know this sounds silly, but does anyone have a simple solution to fixing this auto-update. I did the one-click auto-install wordpress 3.6, so I don’t know what’s the current ch-mod configuration DigitalOcean has set for me, and I don’t want to mess around with it because I’m afraid I might break my site. Any assistance is much appreciated. Thank you.

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That worked!

If anyone is still having the same problem as me, use the following command will fix it: <br> <br>chown -R www-data:www-data /home/wordpress <br> <br>I found this on another post related to auto-update on 3.6

@will: Try running this command: <br> <br><pre>sudo usermod -a -G wordpress www-data</pre>

<b>“I’m having the same problem.”</b> <br> <br>This is usually the result of permissions problems. Forego the one-click install & follow the steps outlined, here: <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-wordpress-nginx-php-and-varnish-on-ubuntu-12-04”>How To Install Wordpress, Nginx, PHP, and Varnish on Ubuntu 12.04</a>

I’m having the same problem. <br> <br>I’m using the default permalink structure on Ubuntu 12.10.

What’s the output of <code>ls -la /your/path/to/wp-content</code>? <br> <br>What OS & webserver are you running?