Failed upgrade from stable to 23.0.3 stable. version.php missing

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Nextcloud version (eg, 20.0.5):
Operating system and version (eg, Ubuntu 20.04): Debian 11
Apache or nginx version (eg, Apache 2.4.25): nginx
PHP version (eg, 7.4): 7.4

The issue you are facing:

Started an upgrade from the web interface and it stalled at step 6. I went ahead and removed the .step from the updater, turned maintenance mode off and tried running the updater from the CLI. Now I get this error mssg:

Info: Pressing Ctrl-C will finish the currently running step and then stops the updater.                                                                      
[✔] Check for expected files
[✔] Check for write permissions
[✔] Create backup
[✔] Downloading
[✔] Verify integrity
[ ] Extracting ...PHP Warning:  require(/var/www/nextcloud/updater/../version.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in phar:///var/www/nextcl
oud/updater/updater.phar/lib/Updater.php on line 658                                                                                                          
PHP Fatal error:  require(): Failed opening required '/var/www/nextcloud/updater/../version.php' (include_path='.:/usr/share/php') in phar:///var/www/nextclou
d/updater/updater.phar/lib/Updater.php on line 658

Is this the first time you’ve seen this error? (Y/N): Y

Steps to replicate it:

  1. Start the updater
  2. When it stalls, try to update through CLI
  3. It stops at step 6 and the above error is displayed

The output of your Nextcloud log in Admin > Logging:


The output of your config.php file in /path/to/nextcloud (make sure you remove any identifiable information!):

$CONFIG = array (
  'instanceid' => 'xx',
  'passwordsalt' => 'xx',
  'secret' => 'xx',
  'trusted_domains' => 
  array (
    0 => 'xx',
    1 => '',
  'trusted_proxies' => 
  array (
    0 => 'xx',
  'overwriteprotocol' => 'https',
  'datadirectory' => '/var/www/nextcloud/data',
  'dbtype' => 'mysql',
  'version' => '',
  'overwrite.cli.url' => '',
  'dbname' => 'nextcloud',
  'dbhost' => 'localhost',
  'dbport' => '',
  'dbtableprefix' => 'oc_',
  'mysql.utf8mb4' => true,
  'dbuser' => 'nextcloud',
  'dbpassword' => 'xx',
  'installed' => true,
  'memcache.local' => '\\OC\\Memcache\\APCu',
  'maintenance' => false,
  'theme' => '',
  'loglevel' => 2,
  'default_phone_region' => 'US',
  'mail_smtpmode' => 'smtp',
  'mail_sendmailmode' => 'smtp',
  'mail_smtpauthtype' => 'LOGIN',
  'mail_from_address' => 'xx',
  'mail_domain' => 'xx',
  'mail_smtpauth' => 1,
  'mail_smtphost' => 'xx',
  'mail_smtpport' => '587',
  'mail_smtpname' => 'xx',
  'mail_smtppassword' => 'xx',
  'mail_smtpsecure' => 'tls',
  'updater.secret' => 'xx',

The output of your Apache/nginx/system log in /var/log/____:

2022/04/08 13:05:24 [error] 494#494: *346195 access forbidden by rule, client:, server: localhost, request: "GET /data/.ocdata?t=1649441124733 
HTTP/1.1", host: ""                                                                                                                       
2022/04/08 13:27:24 [notice] 370004#370004: signal process started                                                                                            
2022/04/08 13:42:33 [error] 498#498: *136 access forbidden by rule, client:, server: localhost, request: "GET /data/.ocdata?t=1649443353078 HTT
P/1.1", host: ""                                                                                                                          
2022/04/08 13:46:11 [error] 498#498: *192 FastCGI sent in stderr: "PHP message: PHP Warning:  require(/var/www/nextcloud/updater/../version.php): failed to op
en stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/nextcloud/updater/index.php on line 792PHP message: PHP Fatal error:  require(): Failed opening required '/va
r/www/nextcloud/updater/../version.php' (include_path='.:/usr/share/php') in /var/www/nextcloud/updater/index.php on line 792" while reading response header f
rom upstream, client:, server: localhost, request: "POST /updater/index.php HTTP/1.1", upstream: "fastcgi://unix:/var/run/php/php7.4-fpm.sock:"
, host: ""                                                                                                                                


Output errors in nextcloud.log in /var/www/ or as admin user in top right menu, filtering for errors. Use a pastebin service if necessary.