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: 322
Popularity: 1.24
First Submitted: 2014-10-14 22:11
Last Updated: 2020-11-23 16:25

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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Flagging Out of Date: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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techwiz commented on 2020-05-01 15:05

@fryfrog, If the file isn't required for operation, might I suggest that @tbh instead create their own /etc/systemd/system/plex-media-server.service.d/CUSTOM_CONFIG_FILE_NAME.conf with their changes? That file should be loaded automatically by systemd and will not be overwritten by the package. The file name can be anything as long as it ends in .conf in that particular directory.

fryfrog commented on 2020-05-01 14:59

@tbh: A bunch of versions ago they did something that made everyone's conf.d/plexmediaserver break things instead. But that was long ago, I've restored it. Thanks for bringing it up.

tbh commented on 2020-05-01 07:38

Any reason why backup=('etc/conf.d/plexmediaserver') is commented out? I have a custom PLEX_MEDIA_SERVER_APPLICATION_SUPPORT_DIR and keep having to reconfigure this file.

dvk commented on 2020-02-26 12:58

I confirm that the latest version plex-media-server- builds with glibc-2.31-1 just fine, thank you.

fryfrog commented on 2020-02-22 16:39

I'm using the latest version of glibc just fine, fwiw.

dvk commented on 2020-02-21 14:35

Compilation of the latest PKGBUILD fails with: /usr/bin/cmake: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Downgrading glibc to version 2.30-3 helps.

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.