Automatic Core Update feature not working if PHP is not CGI
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When using WP 2.7+ the automatic Core Update feature will not complete. Instead, after a long wait, browser is presented with a pop-up box asking what to do with (0kb) file named "update-core.php".
In order to get this working, the server has to be temporarily configured to run PHP as CGI, not as Apache Module (DSO).
After upgrade, the server needs to be changed back to run PHP as DSO (as errors will appear in admin and front end user interface if not).