[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #34976: Plug ins fail to update after WP 4.4 installed

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Thu Dec 10 14:40:48 UTC 2015

#34976: Plug ins fail to update after WP 4.4 installed
 Reporter:  patdundee     |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  General       |    Version:  4.4
 Severity:  normal        |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                |
 Having various servers all running Linux with latest PHP. These servers
 all have WordPress on and each WordPress site is always updated using ftp
 via the WP admin update

 Permissions are all correct for ftp user and group togehter with all
 correct mod settings

 I have even made the folders 777 to allow full access and also with all
 different users and groups with 777 permissions including (root, ftp, www

 In earlier versions of WP all plug in updates worked fine. This has only
 happened since WP 4.4

 If i roll back to 4.3.1 all plugins update correctly but will not in 4.4
 with the error everyone else is having. (Cannot create directory as it
 already exists)

 I have to think this is an issue with how the update in WP 4.4 via ftp is
 completing the updates. It is obviously failing to remove the directory
 (Even with full permissions granted to everyone and trying all users and

 If one can roll back a version and the updates work but then move to the
 latest WP and they do not (Leaving all permissions the same) would this
 not be an issue with 4.4 not removing existing directory and files during
 the update.

 The fact so many people are having this issue across various systems,
 together with everyone's plugin update working before the upgrade, then
 maybe this is omission of WP failing to remvoe relevant directories before

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/34976>
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