I guess I should have updated the CKEditor (currently 7.x-1.8), Date (7.x-2.3) & Webform (7.x-3.17) modules before updating Drupal 7 core. Now, I am unable to update the three modules. When I go to Home » Administration » Reports » Available updates, and then check any one or all three modules, I click Download the Update. Then, I see "Ready to update" and then after clicking "Continue", the site goes directly back to the home page. Any suggestions of how I might be able to update my three modules?

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This is probably a problem with folder/file permissions. You can try changing the permissions of the sites/all/modules folder, and of the problematic modules' folders. You can read more about changing permissions here (follow the links there to see what's recommended; basically 755 should do). Possibly these modules cannot be removed by Drupal because of the ownership settings of the files/folders in question.

You can also do a manual update, as explained in the answers to this question.

  • The folder was set at 755. I changed it briefly to 777, but still had no luck.
    – Tim
    Commented May 30, 2012 at 0:13
  • same problem,i think that the problem is from the database user permission, but i'm not sure Commented Nov 18, 2012 at 2:17

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