I went to accept the auto-update on WordPress to 2.7.1 and got this ”
Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class pclzip in /home/churbuck/public_html/wordpress/wp-admin/includes/class-pclzip.php on line 171″ — wondering if it’s me or if it’s the distro …
update: I turned off the auto-update plug in and the patch was accepted.
7 thoughts on “WP Auto update failure”
Hi, i would like to ask if you use plug-in automatic upgrade or from option – upgrade.
I had the exact same problem when I tried to auto-upgrade earlier today. That is why I feel inclined to use SVN instead.
I had the same problem with auto-update. It’s undoubtedly a permissions setting…
Gotta be a miss for Automattic though — the update function is awesome and to have it barf a couple revs in ……
Thee are lots of reports on their forum.
1. Make sure the auto-update plugin is turned off – you don’t need it anymore.
2. File permissions need to be 664 – older installs appear to have 644 set by default. Make sure your wp-content/uploads folder is writable by all as well.
3. There are some issues reported using Firefox to upgrade – probably due to an unidentifed plugin.
My bet is that your problem is #2. Which is the problem I had…
I had the old plugin for auto-update and got the error. I deactivated it and the new built in update ran flawlessly. Only difference is that the backup of database and whatnot’s isn’t built into the new version. The less I have to manually do the better so I hope they fix this in the future.