Please install that, and hop over to Tools / Core Control. Enable the HTTP module, and see what transport you are using.
Then, try disabling them one by one, and try to re-install until you find the one that works.
Don't forget to report back, too. So far, the one that's causing the most problems is the PHP extension, and the one with the least problems is curl.
so much for curl, lol. btw, I've updated version checker today, so that it adds detailed instructions as to what to do when an core upgrade (or re-install) fails.
thanks for reporting the akismet bug. will be fixing the admin menu sorter tonight.
I'm hoping that the new version checker fixes the memory error with curl -- I bump it to 128M. For the fopen() one, there isn't much I can do -- but as far as I'm aware it's very broken anyway...
Akismet bug will be fixed the next time I update the zip (should be tonight).
@Pete: I might have been refreshing the zip when you tried it. Can you give it another shot?
@Pete: please get in touch on skype or YIM tomorrow (I'm ddebernardy on both)
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