Updater to 23.0.04 error: .htaccess.2 extra file cannot be found

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  • Initializing

Current version is 23.0.3.
Update to Nextcloud 23.0.4 available. (channel: “stable”)
Following file will be downloaded automatically: https://download.nextcloud.com/server/releases/nextcloud-23.0.4.zip
Open changelog :arrow_upper_right:
Retry update

  • Check for expected files

The following extra files have been found:

  • .htaccess.2

Nextcloud version _(eg, 23.0.3)
Operating system and version _(eg, Ubuntu 20.04.4)
Apache or nginx version _(eg, Apache 2.4.41)
PHP version _(eg, 7.4)

The issue you are facing:

Cannot update to 23.0.4 with Updater

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

Steps to replicate it:

  1. Settings/Overview/Open updater/Start update

.htaccess.2 exists in var/www/nextcloud/ with 0644 permissions.

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  • log on to your server using ssh or whatever you use.
  • go to your www/nextcloud folder.
  • delete the extra files.
  • restart upgrade.

Done !

Solved, the displayed error message was not very explanatory (“expected files/extra files”) at least for me.

Thank you!