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: 1.18
First Submitted: 2014-10-14 22:11
Last Updated: 2021-06-21 14:44

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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.

ricardoas30 commented on 2020-05-27 14:30

@techwiz, Another thing, did it work better now? the package installed without any errors but the plexmediaserver services are not available to start. I did not understand.

ricardoas30 commented on 2020-05-27 14:28

@techwiz Yes, I understood. I read on google that I should give the command $ pacman -S base-devel I did and it worked. I'm just afraid of having a problem with the pacman in the future. Thankful.

techwiz commented on 2020-05-27 14:14

@ricardoas30, I think you are missing AUR build dependencies. Please follow the following wiki:

ricardoas30 commented on 2020-05-27 13:56

Hello, I am trying to install the package but it returns an error message.

==> ERROR: Cannot find the fakeroot binary.

Could someone help me with the installation of this package? What am I doing wrong ?


techwiz commented on 2020-05-01 17:22

@fryfrog, I'm not sure of the exact order, but plex-media-server.service.d is always scanned whenever systemd loads plex-media-server.service. I want to say it would override anything in the regular .service file because it should only be loaded after the service is loaded, but I'm not sure how it would handle re-defined values.

fryfrog commented on 2020-05-01 17:13

@techwiz, I think a few of the items in the file are required for Plex to work. I wonder if the override would trump the EnvironmentFile=/etc/conf.d/plexmediaserver?

techwiz commented on 2020-05-01 15:05

@fryfrog, If the file isn't required for operation, might I suggest that @tbh instead create their own /etc/systemd/system/plex-media-server.service.d/CUSTOM_CONFIG_FILE_NAME.conf with their changes? That file should be loaded automatically by systemd and will not be overwritten by the package. The file name can be anything as long as it ends in .conf in that particular directory.