I'm developing in localhost. When I try to update modules, it requires FTP access. I've tried several ways by installing
vsftpd and adding my user account to
ftp group, chowing the files, etc. But, I'm ending up with following message:
File Transfer failed, reason: Unable to remove to file /media/location-of-drupal/module/blahblah
Now, I've decided not to use FTP. Can I just manually download latest copies and unzip > paste the modules? Will that work? And is it applicable to updating Drupal core?
EDIT: I've managed to fix FTP, and is now updating modules by FTP. But still, I'd like to know the answer, i.e. does copy-paste works perfectly? I posted my answer here: http://bdhacker.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/update-drupal-modules-using-ftp-in-localhost/