cURL DNS Lookup timeout; Plugin and Update Download Fail
|Reported by:||carltonbale||Owned by:||dd32|
This is an intermittent problem that seems to have been introduced in 2.7.1. The plugin browser works properly but plugin upgrades and installs do not. The following error message results:
"Download failed.: name lookup timed out"
Two work-arounds have been identified. One is to add "188.8.131.52 downloads.wordpress.org" to the "/etc/hosts" file. The other is to disable cURL using the "Core Control" plugin ( http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/core-control/ ) after activating the "HTTP Access Module 0.6" within Core Control.
The Core Control HTTP Access Module allows for testing of cURL. When the test is run, the following error message results: "An Error has occured: name lookup timed out"
When cURL is disabled in this module, plugin updates work properly due to reverting to an alternative method.
The issue has occurred on the following configurations:
Apache version 2.2.6 and 2.2.8
PHP version 5.2.5 and 5.2.9
MySQL version 4.1.22 and 5.0.41
Operating system: Linux
Here are links to posts discussing the problem in the forums:
Change History (13)
- Keywords has-patch added; cURL dns lookup plugin download fail "name lookup timeout" removed