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: 129
Popularity: 0.51
First Submitted: 2014-10-16 20:13
Last Updated: 2020-11-23 16:24

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fryfrog commented on 2020-08-11 19:30

The aur package comes with plexmediaserver.hook which reads...

# Copy, move or symlink this file in /etc/pacman.d/hooks to force a restart when plex is updated.

Operation = Upgrade
Type = Package
Target = plex-media-server-plexpass
Target = plex-media-server

When = PostTransaction
Exec = /usr/bin/systemctl try-restart plexmediaserver.service

^ Did you try that?

aSystemOverload commented on 2020-08-11 19:14

For a few months now, after an update yay -Syu, when I try to navigate to Plex via a browser (, I get a 404 NOT FOUND.

This is resolved by a systemctl restart plexmediaserver.

I'm using the Plex Pass version

Is this expected or can it be fixed so this manual restart is not required.

NOTE: I've not yet tried using as I get severe lag on audio/video.

fryfrog commented on 2020-06-02 23:58

When you have PlexPass, you're "allowed" to run beta versions of Plex Media Server and help test. It means earlier access to some features... and bugs. If you have PlexPass, you could think of the other package as the "stable" version and this one as "unstable".

As of moments ago, they're literally the same version, but that will only last a day or three.

UnicornsOnLSD commented on 2020-06-02 23:55

What's the difference between this and the plex-media-server package? I'm using plex-media-server and I was able to purchase and use a Plex pass just fine.

fryfrog commented on 2020-04-10 15:39

This isn't the place to get help w/ Plex. If this is your script, you're probably looking at finding a Discord or the forums. If it is someone else's script, I'd find that persons method of support. Good luck.

tim1aust commented on 2020-04-10 14:14

@fryfrog, thanks for maintaining this package. Want to mention that, if I update to my post processing script gives a failure (when sending mail, upon completion). I've been using this post-processing script with no issue for quite some time. If I restore my prior version of your package (, my script is again completing OK, including sending mail. End result of failure was that the recorded show would still be saved to my Plex library, but the "DVR Schedule" page would show the yellow triangle, with error "post-processing failed" or some similar msg when hovering cursor over error triangle (and of course I don't get the expected email). I'll post or email my script if you'd like, just tell me where. I'm happily running the latest Manjaro Linux, FWIW. Up til now, I've never had any issue with rolling release model, ie. keeping my system up to date with all latest packages. Thanks again for your package. --tim

fryfrog commented on 2020-03-31 03:59

@sakaru, great idea! I've switched box this and the non-plexpass version to use try-restart like you suggested. I haven't pushed a pkgrelbump, so it'll show up naturally at the next update. Or you can force it and have it now.


sakaru commented on 2020-03-31 02:34

I've been thinking about that hook that grawlinson suggested. I've had the symlink in place for a while, and while it works, and while I understand that I chose to put the hook in place, sometimes I forget that I stopped plex for some reason and an update will start up back up (since restart will start a stopped service).

I would suggest changing the Exec to:

/usr/bin/systemctl try-restart plexmediaserver.service

That way it'll only issue a restart if the service was already running. From the docs:

This does nothing if units are not running.

fryfrog commented on 2020-02-01 20:42

@AgentX, your impression is wrong, if you don't pay for PlexPass, use the regular package plex-media-server.

AgentX commented on 2020-02-01 20:39

was under the impression that this hacked the plex pass. after installing and launching plex was asked to signup to buy a plex pass. is there something more i need to do after install? thanks