Theme installer - linux permissions block install - misleading error message.
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My wordpress install is 3.0.4 on a linux server.
I ran the php-based theme installer with FTP account details. It looks like the installer created a temporary folder "upgrade" in the wp-content directory.
I ran the installer again with FTP account details for a different FTP account. It looks like the permissions of the leftover "upgrade" directory in the wp-content directory blocked the install process.
The error message for the problem was “username/password incorrect for ..." which was misleading.
I changed the permissions of the "upgrade" directory to 777 - and this has unblocked the install process.