Failed WordPress Upgrade to 2.8

I attempted to upgrade WordPress to 2.8 from 2.7.1 and got this message, now I’ve not sure if I should try the automated upgrade again or resort to a manual one.

Downloading update from

Unpacking the core update

Could not copy file: /public_html/wp-content/upgrade/core/wordpress/wp-comments-post.php

Installation Failed

I suppose I should be grateful that it’s all still working.

8 comments on “Failed WordPress Upgrade to 2.8

  1. Hello
    I have problem to a automated upgrade to 2.8 on server who running Windows. I get this messeage on my test server:
    Downloading update from

    Download failed.: Operation timed out after 30000 milliseconds with 760660 bytes received

    Installation Failed

    And on my Windows Hosting server at GoDaddy I get different error message, but the common error is something with “Permission denied” , See example:

    “Permission denied in D:\Hosting\3683532\html\jansblog\wp-admin\includes\class-wp-filesystem-direct.php on line 122”

    I have 5 WordPress blog’s and they are running on under Windows Hosting. Now GoDaddy support tell me checking the file permissions on my WordPress directory.

    But this was not a success on my test server at home, so I not sure this wil work on the hosting server.

    I had done a manuel upgrade on my test server without any success.

    On all my WordPress running on Linux the automated upgrade was a great sucess


  2. I set temporary the permission to write in the directories I have WordPress installed.

    Downloading update from

    Unpacking the core update

    Verifying the unpacked files

    Installing the latest version

    Upgrading database

    WordPress upgraded successfully

    Set so the permission back to Inherit

  3. This same thing has happened to me on my install of wordpress 2.8. I was wondering if you had figured out how to fix it? thanks!

  4. I’ve tried the permissions route, it didn’t make a difference. So I’m back to doing it manually. which usually functions, if a bit boring.

  5. I have just investigated the support site. No Joy! no one has had the same issue as I have, and in fact, many have had a worst time that I have, so such so that I’m feeling very grateful that mine still works.

    Patient : Doctor! Doctor! It hurts when I do this…
    Doctor : So stop doing that!

    I’ll wait until the issues are resolved, and try later to upgrade!

  6. Here is a suggestion. If all else fails, try to delete or rename the “upgrade” folder inside the wp-content folder. Then do your regular automatic upgrade. This is what I did and it worked all the time on all my blogs.

    Hope this helps.

  7. I’ve had this problem with each and every wordpress automatic installation. The fix right above works a treat!

    Delete the wp-content/upgrade folder (or rename it temporarily) and run the auto upgrade.

    The system will create a new “upgrade” folder and all will work fine. I usually delete both folders (old and new upgrade) after I’m done.

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