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Have you tried running the update from SSH? My guess is, when you’re trying to use Magento Connect via the web interface, it’s running as nobody, so unless all the files that need to be updated are set to nobody too, it won’t actually do it. However, by running this from shell, where you’re actually logged in as the user who owns the files, it will update. It’s a simple command to run:
If you get an error when trying to run that, then do this:
./pear mage-setup .
./pear install -f magento-core/Mage_All_Latest-stable
Make sure you run these commands in the same directory where Magento is installed (where the pear file is located).