I recently moved a site to a new Godaddy hosting account. I had to move the site manually instead of using Akeeba backup, so I had to make few changes to the configuration.php file.
When I got the 3.6.1 available update in the control panel I test my localhost version and everything worked perfectly, so I decided to do it on the live site. I got the following error when I went to install the update.
A Google search lead me to incorrect path to the log directory in my configuration.php file. Here is what mine looked like.
I logged into the Godaddy hosting CPanel and found the “Home Directory” path.
I added that to the configuration.php file and used FTP to upload the file. Cleared the site cache and ran the update again and it worked.
I had tried just using Filezilla to change the folder permissions, but that didn’t do it. When I would go into the administrative area of the site and go to System >> System Information >> Folder Permission the log directory was still unwritable.
I hope this helps someone else out there….