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: 327
Popularity: 1.48
First Submitted: 2014-10-14 22:11
Last Updated: 2021-06-05 04:06

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techwiz commented on 2020-08-26 20:59

@slav create a new group and add the Plex user as well as all of your local users to that group then do ‘chgrp -r’ on your home dirs so the whole thing shares the same group and ‘chmod -r g+r /home’ to ensure the group has read access to the folders. Mind you, this is not a great idea as all users now have read access to everyone else’s home dirs. A better solution would be to do the above to your media folders and then symlink those media folders from a “Shared” directory where plex can scan, without breaking permissions for the whole home for everyone. This way plex can see /Shared/user1 which redirects to /home/user1/media/ for example. That way only /home/user1/media is exposed to the group, preserving your secrets (like .ssh).

fryfrog commented on 2020-08-26 20:52

@slav: I would suggest not putting your media in your /home folder. But if you do, you'd need to make sure the user plex runs as can access it. This package uses the plex:plex user:group, but you can over ride it. Or give plex access to your home folder... which isn't a great idea.

Why not put your library in something like /data/library?

slav commented on 2020-08-26 20:47

Guys, Could you tell me please how to change default location or permission to be able scan local home subfolders? After installation I'm able to see only home folder however unable to scan any media so I did it test just drop few folders with media content under tmp and Plex is able to scan it so I think that is somewhere permission issue to home folder and all subfolders. Appreciate your help.

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”