Connection Information dialog does not explain root problem
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On a brand new install of WordPress on a fresh Ubuntu 10.10 LAMP server, after trying to update a plugin, I got the Connection Information page that requested FTP information. ("To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access to your web server. Please enter your FTP credentials to proceed. If you do not remember your credentials, you should contact your web host.")
This message should have explained the root cause: my filesystem permissions did not allow WordPress to write. I think this error message is defective (a bug) because it doesn't explain the problem. Therefore, admins are forced to go on a wild goose chase to find the root cause and proposed an alternative (FTP) that I didn't even want to use.