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Flagging Out of Date: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 2019-03-19 09:56

Confirmed, what @TioDuke suggested fixed the issue. Cheers

TioDuke commented on 2019-03-19 01:41

@duffydack is right. After the -3 update, plex-media-server coredumps. The update to plexmediaserver.conf.d seems to be at fault.

Changing the first line to the following solves the issue : LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/plexmediaserver/lib

duffydack commented on 2019-03-19 01:22

Upgraded to earlier today, went fine. Upgraded -3 just now and now plex just coredumps. < log

tmoore commented on 2019-03-19 00:45

Yea.. They definitely compiled the binary requiring libva and libva-drm. But they didn't include that in the RPM header. => not found => not found => not found => not found

tmoore commented on 2019-03-18 23:25

Ok.. modified pkgbuild to require libva and libdrm.. See if that helps.

tmoore commented on 2019-03-18 23:17

Ah libva.. That's strange.. Yea I already had it installed due to something else so I didn't notice the issue. Let me repair the pkg (and check for any other new dependencies)

jeker commented on 2019-03-18 21:40

I've got the following error after I updated to version (from

systemd[1]: Started Plex Media Server.

systemd[1]: plexmediaserver.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=127/n/a

systemd[1]: plexmediaserver.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

Directly executing the binary revealed the problem.

/opt/plexmediaserver/Plex Media Server: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

The solution was to install libva, it seems to be a new dependency. Although I couldn't find anything about that in the change logs.

Sevenn commented on 2019-03-18 21:40

On the new version you need to add "/lib" at the end of the path "LD_LIBRARY_PATH" on the plexmediaserver.conf.d. See this issue :

srnty commented on 2019-03-17 09:36

I'm getting a "A problem has been detected with a core component of Plex Media Server." error at the Server Setup screen. It says to check the log file for details, but I have no idea where it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

fryfrog commented on 2019-02-15 05:11

@opsecwin: They've been messing around with their paths, the conf.d file may need LD updates. The plexpass version did.