Automatic updater issue when updating to 3.6.5 from 3.6.4

The last few times I tried using the automatic updater I had issues and had to manually run the update.

This time I had another issue with this warning during the update process:

  • Backing up the plugins
  • Could not delete /home/mysite/public_html/pm/public_html/lists/updater/…/base/vendor/bin

At this point it appeared that the updater stalled, and I had no option to continue. I tried f5 refresh, and then saw a success message.

I then went to the dashboard and saw the option to update my database, which I did successfully.

In the end I was able to update using the auto updater this time, however, many people might get stumped by the apparent bug I encountered that stalled the updater.