[wp-hackers] Why no automatic database upgrade?

Dion Hulse (dd32) wordpress at dd32.id.au
Fri Jul 27 04:22:16 UTC 2012

On 27 July 2012 01:37, David Anderson <david at wordshell.net> wrote:
> On 26/07/12 15:00, wp-hackers-request at lists.automattic.com wrote:
>> It is actually done automatically for hte majority of users when they use
>> the built in Core Upgrader, It's only those who are using SVN or manually
>> updating who ever see the screen.
> Thanks... I'm a bit puzzled here - something must be malfunctioning. Before
> I started building WordShell I always used the built in Core Upgrader; but
> I've got to see the 'database upgrade required' screen quite often. This is
> across quite a variety of sites and servers. Is there any other reason why
> it might not take place automatically?

This could point to an issue in the WP_HTTP library, specifically,
that loopback connections from WordPress to WordPress are failing.
Does Cron fire correctly for you? (ie. do scheduled posts post?)

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