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: 321
Popularity: 1.10
First Submitted: 2014-10-14 22:11
Last Updated: 2020-10-22 22:17

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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Flagging Out of Date: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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fryfrog commented on 2020-09-27 14:53

@darko82: I added i686 to both this package and the plexpass package, but I didn't bump the version or pkgrel. Give that a try and let me know if it works.

darko82 commented on 2020-09-27 08:41

Is it possible to add i386 to architectures? Deb is already in repository

fredlins commented on 2020-08-27 21:39


I update my system and everything ok now.

yay -Syu and update to 1.20 i am sorry

fredlins commented on 2020-08-27 21:38

@fryfrog , the latest version is

The Link:

fryfrog commented on 2020-08-27 21:34

@fredlins: Can you link to the newer version? This package and both say is the most recent version.

fredlins commented on 2020-08-27 21:31


New version is available. Please , update. Thank you.

slav commented on 2020-08-26 21:53

Thank you guys for quick help. I just create media folder under root and seems to be OK. You have right to don't give my user home folder plex permission.

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.