Wrodpress Could not remove the old plugin Issues

Hi, I am facing following issue, when i was trying to update this particular plugin on my centos droplet…

The update process is starting. This process may take a while on some hosts, so please be patient.

Updating Plugin WordPress SEO (1/1)

Downloading update from… Unpacking the update… Installing the latest version… Removing the old version of the plugin… Plugin update failed.

An error occurred while updating WordPress SEO: Could not remove the old plugin.

and also there is a error when try to delete that kind of particular plugin then it says…

Plugin could not be deleted due to an error: Could not fully remove the plugin(s) wordpress-seo/wp-seo.php.

Please help me to get out this kind of issues.


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You need to make sure that the folder permissions/ownership are correct. <br> <br><pre> <br>chown -R apache:apache /var/www/wordpress/ <br></pre> <br> <br>Replace “/var/www/wordpress/” with the path to where you actually have wordpress. If you are using nginx instead of apache, use the nginx user as the owner.


Suggestion from Wordpress Cub worked for me…

Can you try remove it manually?