Wordpress upgrade process removed executable bits on .php files and so broke Wordpress
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I just upgraded from 3.2 to 3.3.1 on my shared hosting box (hosted by http://www.mythic-beasts.com). This uses suexec, and so .php scripts need to have executable permissions otherwise it won't execute them. I am told that many secure multi-user setups work like this.
My original install had the PHP scripts set as executable, but I did the upgrade (via the web GUI) and suddenly I got 500 Server Errors everywhere. I had to chmod all .php files back to executable before my blog would work again.
Wordpress should check the permissions on .php files before upgrading and preserve them across the upgrade.