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Could not create directory. /opt/lampp/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/upgrade/responsive.tmp error is generated when new theme is being installed in wordpress .I use xampp as local host in ubantu 12.04 .

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Have you checked your write permissions for the directory? I'm not a unix user but I'm sure a google search of "xampp ubuntu directory permissions" will aid in your quest. –  Waldermort Oct 15 '13 at 13:51
Do you get prompt to enter FTP/SSH password when installing? What are your current permissions on those directories? –  Rarst Oct 15 '13 at 19:51
Current permission is 777 . and when i am installing new theme it asking me for ftp information . –  jankipatel Oct 16 '13 at 5:35
Why don't you want to install the theme manually? Otherwise you have to set up FTP on your local Ubuntu. –  Max Yudin Oct 16 '13 at 8:00
This is a server configuration/FTP question, not a WordPress question. –  Chip Bennett Oct 16 '13 at 12:44

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