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: 314
Popularity: 1.903898
First Submitted: 2014-10-14 22:11
Last Updated: 2019-10-14 17:06

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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Flagging Out of Date: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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opsecwin commented on 2019-02-04 02:55

Service doesn't seem to work.

plexmediaserver.service loaded failed failed Plex Media Server

[root@crush]# sudo -u plex "/opt/plexmediaserver/Plex Media Server" /opt/plexmediaserver/Plex Media Server: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

plexmediaserver.service: Main process exited, code=dumped, status=6/ABRT

[root@crush opt]# systemctl status plexmediaserver ● plexmediaserver.service - Plex Media Server Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/plexmediaserver.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled) Active: failed (Result: core-dump) since Sun 2019-02-03 21:48:03 EST; 1min 0s ago Process: 7447 ExecStart=/opt/plexmediaserver/Plex Media Server (code=dumped, signal=ABRT) Main PID: 7447 (code=dumped, signal=ABRT)

[plex@crush ~]$ ./Plex\ Media\ Server Error in command line:the argument for option '--serverUuid' should follow immediately after the equal sign Crash Uploader options (all are required): --directory arg Directory to scan for crash reports --serverUuid arg UUID of the server that crashed --userId arg User that owns this product --platform arg Platform string --url arg URL to upload to --help show help message --version arg Version of the product

I can run it manually. Hmmm.

maddmike commented on 2018-04-11 00:30

Got this today:

Version An update is available. Please install manually.

LoopBack commented on 2018-03-30 03:18

I got this error today :

":: plex-media-server package(s) failed to install. :: ensure package version does not mismatch between .SRCINFO and PKGBUILD :: ensure package name has a VCS suffix if this is a devel package"

Please advise. Thank you!

tmoore commented on 2018-03-17 00:00

@fryfrog Thanks.. I'll check out your PKGBUILD and implement :)

fryfrog commented on 2018-03-16 21:24

@tmoore, I recently did some clean up of the plex-media-server-plexpass package like moving from /opt to /usr/lib and using systemd's tmpfiles. You might be interested in doing the same? Or I'd be happy to do it and submit patch.

eientei95 commented on 2018-03-07 09:39

New version out





hecsa commented on 2018-01-28 16:18

@techwiz you were right about setting the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable:

[hecsa@dshecsa01 plexmediaserver]$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/plexmediaserver:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH [hecsa@dshecsa01 plexmediaserver]$ nohup ./Plex\ Media\ Server & [1] 16636

This worked like a charm. What needs to be modified on the package is the systemctl script, as far as I can see, it does not take into account the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable.

Thanks a lot, now I can see my movies again! :-) Best regards,


techwiz commented on 2018-01-28 14:26

@hecsa, another user had a similar issue... They resolved theirs by reinstalling plex. Also, if you're calling the plex binary manually, you need to use LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/path/to/plex/binaries/folder so that plex can find the included library binaries. They should be in the same folder as the plex bin.

hecsa commented on 2018-01-28 07:38

Same issue as before:

./Plex Media Server: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Any ideas about how to solve it?

Thanks, and best regards,


darose commented on 2018-01-18 03:12

Hmmm ... the plot thickens. It looks like what's actually happening is timeouts. Plex server starts downloading temp files to that directory (e.g. but then times out part way through and deletes the file. Again, not sure why. I wound up having to download all the codecs manually with curl.