[wp-hackers] WP Update Problems

Evil ZEN Scientist ezs at evilzenscientist.com
Mon Apr 5 22:50:32 UTC 2010

Update your php.ini to allow more memory - PHP is running out of RAM.

On my dedicated box I've given up to a gig of RAM.


memory_limit = 1024M

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 3:40 PM, John Bloch <jbloch at olympianetworks.com>wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I've been having a helluva time trying to get the automatic updater to work
> on my Media Temple's dedicated virtual server to no avail, and I was hoping
> someone here could help me figure out why it won't run right.
> I'm running an install of the 3.0-beta1 with 0 plugins. So here's what
> happens:
> I start the download process normally, by using the link under the
> dashboard
> menu in the admin section and choosing 'Update Automatically.'  After
> downloading the latest version (zipped), the script hangs up on unpacking
> it, then finally throws a fatal error (WP_DEBUG has to be on) saying:
> "*Fatal error*: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to
> allocate 6968 bytes) in *
> /var/www/vhosts/my/file/path/wp-includes/formatting.php* on line *1216"*
> *
> I have already tried all of the following solutions:*
>   - *Setting the folder permissions (wp-content and my server's tmp) to 777
>   (I went overboard and set the entire web accessible directory and all its
>   contents, and subdirectories to 777, actually)*
>   - *Making sure php's safe_mode was set to off*
>   - *Setting the open_basedir local and global values to null*
>   - *chowning the web accessible directory and all subdirectories and
>   content so that apache:apache has ownership rights*
>   - *scouring google searches, WP forums, and Media Temple's knowledge base
>   for similar problems hoping to find a solution.*
> *Plenty of people seem to have the same problem, but nobody seems to know
> how to fix it. Do any of you have any ideas? Any advice you can give is
> greatly appreciated.*
> *
> *
> *Thanks!*
> John P. Bloch
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