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Flagging Out of Date: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 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?

techwiz commented on 2019-11-21 04:51

Makepkg is provided by Pacman, try a different AUR package and I suspect you will have the same problem. It looks like one of your supporting scripts is broken or missing. HTTPS isn't really all that fancy a protocol and should 100% be a known and supported protocol.

user98170 commented on 2019-11-21 04:48

Pacman works just fine for everything else. Able to install, remove and upgrade everything except Plex. That's why I figured it was specific to this package.

techwiz commented on 2019-11-21 04:44

@user98170, Uhh... Well I would say that you probably want to reinstall pacman and/or base-devel. That error seems to be related to your system not this package. Maybe try the forums for more help.

user98170 commented on 2019-11-21 04:33

Been experiencing an issue for a few days now. Don't know what to do. Keep getting:

==> ERROR: Unknown download protocol: https -> Downloading plexmediaserver- /usr/share/makepkg/source/ line 72: Aborting...: command not found ==> ERROR: Failure while downloading Aborting...