Package Details: plex-media-server

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Package Base: plex-media-server
Description: The back-end media server component of Plex.
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Keywords: DLNA
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: plex-media-server-plexpass
Submitter: alucryd
Maintainer: fryfrog (tixetsal)
Last Packager: fryfrog
Votes: 322
Popularity: 3.16
First Submitted: 2014-10-14 22:11
Last Updated: 2020-07-22 17:41

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fryfrog commented on 2019-03-22 16:55

Flagging Out of Date:

This package is the non-plexpass package, it gets updated less frequently. Be sure to flag the right package. You can find the plexpass version at

Current Issues:

The plex user's home directory needs to be changed, but likely can't if Plex Media Server was running when you upgrade. The package will tell you what to do, but of course that is easy to miss. The soluiton is to run sudo systemctl stop plexmediaserver ; sudo usermod -d /usr/lib/plexmediaserver plex ; sudo systemctl start plexmediaserver.

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jerryk commented on 2020-07-23 03:16

Thanks for your advice! That did not work but I will investigate more before posting in the Arch forums.

EDIT: I just switched aur helpers and it installed fine

techwiz commented on 2020-07-23 03:10

@jerryk, that file seems like it might be related to the “devtools” package. Try reinstalling that, and if that doesn’t work, I recommend posting in the Arch forums instead as this thread is only for the plex server package. Good luck.

jerryk commented on 2020-07-23 03:04

I keep getting the error "chroot: config file /usr/share/devtools/pacman-aur.conf could not be read" as well. I have the base-devel package installed. I am using aurutils as an aur helper. I've tried clearing my cache, restarting, re-installing etc but haven't had any luck. Any one have an idea how to fix this?


techwiz commented on 2020-05-27 18:26

@ricardoas30, now you want to rerun the command that gave you the original error about fakeroot not found. You can do “makepkg -si” to build and install the plex package now that you’ve installed the necessary tools to do the build. It should no longer give you an error about fakeroot.

fryfrog commented on 2020-05-27 16:47

@ricardoas30: Sooo... what does that tell you?

ricardoas30 commented on 2020-05-27 16:39


[ricardoas30@arch-linux ~]$ pacman -Q plex-media-server erro: o pacote "plex-media-server" não foi encontrado error: package "plex-media-server" was not found

[ricardoas30@arch-linux ~]$ pacman -Ql plex-media-server | grep “.service” erro: o pacote "plex-media-server" não foi encontrado the package "plex-media-server" was not found

techwiz commented on 2020-05-27 15:10

What is your output for the following commands: pacman -Q plex-media-server; pacman -Ql plex-media-server | grep “.service”

ricardoas30 commented on 2020-05-27 14:38

@techwiz, See the command to try to start the plex media server [ricardoas30@arch-linux ~]$ sudo systemctl start plexmediaserver Failed to start plexmediaserver.service: Unit plexmediaserver.service not found.

ricardoas30 commented on 2020-05-27 14:35

@techwiz, After the failure I installed it again and this time without errors. Now that it is apparently installed I want to start plex and use it. Thankful.

techwiz commented on 2020-05-27 14:32

You’ll want to try installing the Plex package again. Your first attempt failed because of missing dependencies, which you’ve just installed.