Allow WordPress to Update on Local Apache2 Install

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http://serverfault.com – I'm having an issue that I can't seem to find an answer for, i've already scoured Google & SF and haven't found an answer, i've fixed this before by changing ownership, but i'm not sure how I did it in the past. I am doing my WordPress development in a Kubuntu VM, where I have a LAMP setup (installed through tasksel for ease of installation). When I go to try to update/install any plugins (or presumably themes), it does the thing that it asks for the FTP credentials. All of my production servers run NGINX, so this isn't a huge deal as I know how to set up an LEMP environment to run all o (HowTos)