Plex Media Server ubuntu package
What is this?
These are scripts that repackage binaries released by plexapp.com to a Ubuntu package.
What's good about them?
- Automatically depends on avahi packages and ia32 libs.
- Installs upstart scripts
- Automatically creates a plex user that will run the server
- It's much cleaner!
Who did this?
These are NOT OFFICIAL packages, rather made by Tobias Hieta, because I like to have things clean on my Ubuntu server.
How to use?
- Get the Ubuntu Linux build of Plex Media Server from http://plexapp.com/labs.
- Untar it alongside the debian directory.
- Then rename PlexMediaServer- to
fakeroot dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -b- This will get you a plexmediaserver-xx.deb in the parent directory
- Install it with
dpkg -i *deb
Why can't I just get a .deb or a apt source?
I would love to, but 1. I don't have the official OK to redistribute the binaries, so I don't want that until that is sorted. 2. I am not sure how many downloads a .deb would get and since the files are pretty big, I am not sure that I have the available bandwidth for that.
Hopefully the Plex team will agree and we can work something out :-)
Have you tested this?
Yes, but only on ubuntu 10.04 LTS amd64. So I am not sure that it will work on other systems.
Where can I file bugs and see the scripts?
OK! The debian package creates a new user called
plex that runs the
Plex Media Server. The Library folder can be found in
The package also installs a upstart configuration file that will start PMS upon boot. It will also respawn if something goes wrong.