Package Details: plex-media-server-plexpass

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Package Base: plex-media-server-plexpass
Description: The back-end media server component of Plex.
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Keywords: DLNA
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: plex-media-server
Provides: plex-media-server
Submitter: miffe
Maintainer: fryfrog (tixetsal)
Last Packager: fryfrog
Votes: 134
Popularity: 0.87
First Submitted: 2014-10-16 20:13
Last Updated: 2021-06-21 18:21

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mixednutts commented on 2021-03-08 21:28

@bazzawill I had issues after upgrade also. Error on startup was:

Mar 09 08:19:06 xxxxx systemd[1]: Started Plex Media Server.
Mar 09 08:19:06 xxxxx Plex Media Server[4187]: terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::runtime_error'
Mar 09 08:19:06 xxxxx Plex Media Server[4187]:   what():  locale::facet::_S_create_c_locale name not valid

So error pointed towards a locale issue. Running locale -a showed only C and POSIX.

I then just followed the guide to enable the en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 locale plex started successfully after this. Hope this helps you.

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fryfrog commented on 2021-05-15 22:50

@Broekman, thanks for the wiki improvement. That reads great and jives w/ my understanding of normal vs. plexpass and it being stable vs. "beta". :)

Broekman commented on 2021-05-15 22:45

Hi @fryfrog, I just made a small edit on the Wiki stating that this "media-server-plexpass" package is the beta update channel and the "plex-media-server" on the stable update channel (i.e. this matches the current releases from Plex). I'm now doubting myself a bit, am I correct in that both are identical, except for which update channel is used?

I changed the text to:


Install the plex-media-serverAUR (stable update channel) package or the plex-media-server-plexpassAUR (beta update channel). The latter is only available to Plex Pass holders and can provide early access to improvements and/or e.g. new functionalities. It is typically quite stable and if you have a Plex Pass, it is recommended that you install this version. Both packages are identical when on the same version.


If not correct, I have to revert it again.

yochananmarqos commented on 2021-03-29 21:47

@mmozeiko: Ah, you're right. Sorry for the noise.

mmozeiko commented on 2021-03-29 20:52

@yochananmarqos it does not depend on these libraries as it ships with their own custom binaries - see /usr/lib/plexmediaserver/lib/ folder.

Service that runs server binary sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH to this folder from /etc/conf.d/plexmediaserver file.

yochananmarqos commented on 2021-03-29 18:39

@flyfrog: This is missing dependencies:

Depends as namcap sees them: depends=(sqlite libxslt curl boost-libs python ffmpeg taglib libva)

Rokasporch commented on 2021-03-23 14:37

thanks @mixednutts this solved my problem

bkb commented on 2021-03-23 13:11

What's the concrete difference with the not "plexpass" version?

blackandcold commented on 2021-03-12 09:34

@kode54 thanks that worked. overlooked that I had to enable en_US in ADDITION to my real locale ;) sorry and thanks!

kode54 commented on 2021-03-12 08:31

@blackandcold read the pinned comment. You need to enable the en_US.UTF-8 locale.

fryfrog commented on 2021-03-09 16:45

@hmeiser2000: Yes, from the Locale wiki in the pinned post, you uncomment the en_US.UTF-8 lines and re-generate.