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One of the WordPress plugins I use on two sites had an update. On the first site, it updated fine as always. On this site (which is hosted on a different server), the plugin update failed with an error message that I had not seen until today.
An error occurred while updating Simple Share Buttons Adder: Download failed. Failed to write request to temporary file.
Sometimes WordPress file and permission errors can be tricky but the solution for this was pretty simple.