I have a problem updating to 1.7.2. I click [update] and it says it completes successfully but it doesn't go away from the "updates are availiable" page. I've even tried the "old-school" update and get the same results... Got any ideas for me to try?
That's annoying. It sounds like you absolutely have the package file in the right place if you did this manually. I would try Ye Olde "Clear Cache" first. To be extra sure, check the version in packages/discussion/controller.php. It will be 1.7.2 unless something truly weird is going on. Then check your database's "Packages" table through phpMyAdmin or similar and see what version it says.