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: 315
Popularity: 0.45
First Submitted: 2014-10-14 22:11
Last Updated: 2020-02-10 17:46

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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Flagging Out of Date: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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ragouel commented on 2020-02-17 03:07

Service won't start start. "Read/write access is required for path: /var/lib/plex/Plex Media Server".

fryfrog commented on 2019-11-28 15:36

Hey @j1simon, I added a .hook file to the package that you can just copy/symlink to the right place and get restarts from pacman. That should make all the restart on upgrade people and the don't restart on upgrade people happy! Give it a try for me and let me know if it works.

user98170 commented on 2019-11-21 05:44

YES! git clone FTW! I learned something new tonight and breathed a HUUUGE sigh of relief to find my server reappear exactly like I left it! THANK YOU!

fryfrog commented on 2019-11-21 05:31

Sounds like you need some Manjaro or pamac-manager help. I know it sounds like Arch snobbery, but you're having issues w/ some super basic stuff. Try digging through some wikis and/or support forums. Good luck.

techwiz commented on 2019-11-21 05:31

@user98170, Do you have curl installed? I think by default http is handled by curl. Alternatively, your http download handler should be defined by the DLAGENT variable in your /etc/makepkg.conf file. Good luck.

fryfrog commented on 2019-11-21 05:17

What happens if you do it the manual way, download this via git clone and then go into the folder and makepkg?

fryfrog commented on 2019-11-21 05:14

If you curl or wget that file into the right place, does it work then?

user98170 commented on 2019-11-21 05:01

New to Manjaro (coming from Ubuntu). Trying to figure out how to reinstall Pacman. Line 72 reads if ! command -- "${cmdline[@]}" >&2; then

Reinstalled Pacman. Able to successfully build other AUR packages. Still same error when trying to build Plex.

I'm Using pamac-manager

Haven't touched /etc/makepkg.conf

fryfrog commented on 2019-11-21 04:54

You may have also messed up /etc/makepkg.conf, where the download agents are defined.

fryfrog commented on 2019-11-21 04:52

Your problem looks like it is with makepkg, which would only be for building from PKGBUILD, like in AUR packages. So can you successfully build other AUR packages? I agree w/ @techwiz, /usr/share/makepkg/source/ is owned by pacman, so I'd just re-install it. You could also have a look at that file on line 72. It reads if ! command -- "${cmdline[@]}" >&2; then in mine, what does yours read?