Thank you all in advance for any assistance you can muster for this issue.
System > Magento Connect > Magento Connect Manager
System > Magento Connect > Package Extensions
Nothing happens but a Blank Page. I have changed permissions on the ‘downloads file’ from 755 to 777 and back and forth.
I have also changed permissions on downloads/index.php and downloads/.htaccess with no change.
I have searched through the forums and most of these issues seem to deal with earlier installations.
I am running Magento 1.8, fresh install.