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: 314
Popularity: 0.72
First Submitted: 2014-10-14 22:11
Last Updated: 2019-11-28 15:28

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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Flagging Out of Date: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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duffydack commented on 2019-03-21 19:41

I couldn't start it after update because 'plexmediaserver.service: Changing to the requested working directory failed: No such file or directory'. I had to remove the old service file from /etc/systemd/system, though I thought that would have been done when I 'disable --now'`d before updating. Just mentioning for anyone else coming here.

fryfrog commented on 2019-03-21 14:30

@blind0wl, I had forgotten to update the service file. Thanks for finding the issue. Should work now, also new version. :)

blind0wl commented on 2019-03-21 14:22

After upgrading today, plex no longer starts for me with the following issue: ● plexmediaserver.service - Plex Media Server Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/plexmediaserver.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled) Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Fri 2019-03-22 01:10:55 AEDT; 11min ago Process: 5777 ExecStart=/opt/plexmediaserver/Plex Media Server (code=exited, status=200/CHDIR) Main PID: 5777 (code=exited, status=200/CHDIR)

Mar 22 01:10:55 arch systemd[1]: plexmediaserver.service: Service RestartSec=5s expired, scheduling restart. Mar 22 01:10:55 arch systemd[1]: plexmediaserver.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 3. Mar 22 01:10:55 arch systemd[1]: Stopped Plex Media Server. Mar 22 01:10:55 arch systemd[1]: plexmediaserver.service: Start request repeated too quickly. Mar 22 01:10:55 arch systemd[1]: plexmediaserver.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'. Mar 22 01:10:55 arch systemd[1]: Failed to start Plex Media Server.

fryfrog commented on 2019-03-21 05:03

@vesath, thanks for catching that. Fixed! Glad I didn't bump pkgrel! :)

fryfrog commented on 2019-03-21 05:01


vesath commented on 2019-03-21 05:00

fryfrog: I'd like to point out that currently the package conflicts with itself. Also, the pkgdesc still mentions plexpass. Cheers.

fryfrog commented on 2019-03-21 03:55

I just pushed the plexpass version of the package into this one, which is a pretty big change to how it works (mainly moves out of /opt). I have not bumped the pkgrel, so if you want to try it before and provide feedback... please do so. :)

It also added armv7 and aarch64 support! (and removed i686)

tmoore commented on 2019-03-21 02:44

The maintainer of the plexpass version, fryfrog, is taking over maintaining this non-plexpass version as well. Hopefully that will get things in sync better and speed up any repairs reported under either application (plus he has much cleaner builds).

I've enjoyed my few years maintaining this, and will still pipe in on the comments! Thanks!

tmoore commented on 2019-03-19 13:14

Apparently having /usr/lib in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH in plexmediaserver.conf.d caused coredumps. No idea how. Reverted it to original to fix the other issues reported.

Youngsie97 commented on 2019-03-19 10:40

+1 for @TioDuke suggestion fixing coredumps after latest update. Cheers