[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14753: Automatic Upgrade Breaks when Owner in *NIX is not Web Server user

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Thu Sep 23 19:48:12 UTC 2010

#14753: Automatic Upgrade Breaks when Owner in *NIX is not Web Server user
 Reporter:  captbrando       |       Owner:                 
     Type:  defect (bug)     |      Status:  new            
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Upgrade/Install  |     Version:  3.0.1          
 Severity:  normal           |    Keywords:                 

Comment(by jnovak):

 I've discovered the same problem on a clean install -- the "automatic
 upgrade" option for plugins or WordPress itself, or the installation of
 new plugins or themes sends me to the FTP credentials page instead of just
 doing the in-place upgrade/install.

 After a lot of troubleshooting, I narrowed it down to three files in the
 wp-admin directory needing to be owned by the webserver's user:


 As long as I chown those to the webserver user, as well as ensuring that
 the wp-content directory has the appropriate permissions/ownership,
 everything works fine. If those three wp-admin files are not owned by the
 webserver user, the in-place upgrade/install won't be attempted.

 Since those three files should never be touched outside of a complete
 upgrade of WordPress itself, this behavior seems very wrong.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14753#comment:1>
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