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How do I update Plex Media Server running on a Raspberry Pi 2 -Model B (new)?

North ChannelNorth Channel Members, Plex Pass Posts: 16 Plex Pass

I am a total Pi and Linux virgin. Using HTPC's excellent guides I have installed Minibian and Plex Media server. Everything is working great. Then I installed the latest IOS upgrade on my IPad. It can no longer access PMS on the Raspberry Pi.
I have downloaded the latest Arm7 update. PlexMediaServer-0.9.12.8.1362-4601e39-arm7.spk. Changed it to .tar and opened the package on my iMac. How do I use this to update Plex on my Pi?

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  • barakousbarakous Members, Plex Pass Posts: 2 ✭✭

    I have the same issue. Anybody? Please help. Thanks.

  • North ChannelNorth Channel Members, Plex Pass Posts: 16 Plex Pass
    via Email
    Hi there.
    Ive got it working again. found the solution on Uglymagoo's plex forum comments.

    @uglymagoo said:
    Pushed 0.9.12.8 to the Jessie repo. I am not going to update the Wheezy repo anymore, because of the new libc 2.15 dependency (libm was easier to fix). Wheezy installations with libc 2.19 should be able to use the Jessie package. But I highly recommend to update to Jessie instead of tinkering with the libc packages.

    I moved from Wheezy to Debian Jessie by following the guide linked in the following

    @NedtheNerd: I have to assume that you use raspbian, so use for example this guide. Essentially, you fully upgrade your wheezy installation, change the repositories to jessie and upgrade again. Simple as that.

    When I rebooted, the Pi was in a Debian GUI. Guess it's no longer in Minibian!

    I then was able to install the latest PMS following the updated HTPC guide

    http://www.htpcguides.com/install-plex-media-server-on-raspberry-pi-2/

    hope this helps

    R @ NCH

    Sent from my iPad
  • chenkschenks Members Posts: 774 ✭✭✭

    i have a raspberry pi 2 running plex server 0.9.12.4 and looking to update it.
    running raspian and plex originally installed using dev2day package.

    can i simply upgrade plex or do i have to update the whole install?

  • NedtheNerdNedtheNerd Members, Plex Pass Posts: 3,742 Plex Pass

    @chenks said:
    i have a raspberry pi 2 running plex server 0.9.12.4 and looking to update it.
    running raspian and plex originally installed using dev2day package.

    can i simply upgrade plex or do i have to update the whole install?

    You also need to upgrade libc6, follow blindpet's guide here http://www.htpcguides.com/install-plex-media-server-on-raspberry-pi-2/

    Regards

  • chenkschenks Members Posts: 774 ✭✭✭

    that guide is to install from scratch though?

  • NedtheNerdNedtheNerd Members, Plex Pass Posts: 3,742 Plex Pass

    @chenks said:
    that guide is to install from scratch though?

    No, start a third of the way down, headed 'Upgrade libc6 to 2.19 on Raspbian', I would not have directed you to the guide if it wasn't relevant.

    As soon as you have libc6 updated run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade to update PMS.

    Regards

  • chenkschenks Members Posts: 774 ✭✭✭

    ok i did what you suggested.
    upgraded to 2.19 (confirmed using ldd --version)

    ran sudo apt-get updated, then sudo apt-get upgrade.
    it said 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    still on 0.9.12.4 PMS

  • NedtheNerdNedtheNerd Members, Plex Pass Posts: 3,742 Plex Pass

    @chenks said:
    ok i did what you suggested.
    upgraded to 2.19 (confirmed using ldd --version)

    ran sudo apt-get updated, then sudo apt-get upgrade.
    it said 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    still on 0.9.12.4 PMS

    Are you sure you have uglymagoo's repository added to your sources list:

    "Add uglymagoo’s repository, if your ldd –version output said 2.19 or you have updated manually using the steps above, leave it as jessie.

    echo "deb https://dev2day.de/pms/ jessie main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pms.list"

  • chenkschenks Members Posts: 774 ✭✭✭

    yes... and https and gpg key

  • chenkschenks Members Posts: 774 ✭✭✭

    unless 0.9.12.4 is the latest version that is available thru these repos?
    i wiped my system and installed one of the pre-installed images (minibian PMS latest (modified plex.js)) form htpcguides and that won't upgrade further than 0.9.12.4 either... even though PMS is telling me there is an update

  • NedtheNerdNedtheNerd Members, Plex Pass Posts: 3,742 Plex Pass

    9.12.8 is the latest in uglymagoo's Jessie repository. I updated to this myself 3 days ago without any issues.

    Regards

  • chenkschenks Members Posts: 774 ✭✭✭

    something's not right then.
    however, i have a different problem to deal with at the moment.
    none of the content will play on any device... so i need to deal with that just now.

  • North ChannelNorth Channel Members, Plex Pass Posts: 16 Plex Pass

    Up and running again. Thanks to HTPC GUIDES Forum and it's very helpful adjudicator Mike.
    Here's how.

    My kit is:
    Raspberry Pi 2 Model-B (New)
    Power supply.
    Sandisk 8Gb Micro Sd card,
    Ethernet cable.
    I Run the Pi Headless. SSH To my main computer.

    Installed Minibian using this guide from HTPC.
    http://www.htpcguides.com/raspberry-pi-2-home-media-server-installer-image/
    does not have PMS pre-loaded but includes the installer and use the installer for Plex, did not install LXDE, overclock or anything else.

    Mounted my 2Tb WD USB 3 drive by following this HTPC guide.
    http://www.htpcguides.com/properly-mount-usb-storage-raspberry-pi/

    Installed Plex 0.9.12.18 using the installer above. Controlling Plex through Firefox on my Desktop machine using http://ip.address:32400/web

    Plex is running fine and I can access my Music & Photo libraries on the new IOS on Phone, Tablet & ATV.

    I have 2 outstanding issues.
    1. No solution to the "Plex Server Not Powerful Enough" conundrum
    2. Finding how to play My Photo Lib. through HDMI to my Panasonic Viera TV.

    Cheers R

  • chenkschenks Members Posts: 774 ✭✭✭

    i also wiped and used that installer image.... everything working perfect with PMS 0.9.12.8

    where are you getting the not powerful enough message? i tested on ipad, andoird phone and nexus player and didn't have any problems streaming 1080p HD.

  • North ChannelNorth Channel Members, Plex Pass Posts: 16 Plex Pass

    I was using my Pi connected to a tv monitor through HDMI. Tried to play a small video clip using SS-Plex. I went to sources, but got "server not powerful enough" message every time. I have no video content on my hard drve as yet. guess I need to try that root as well. I have my Pi in a Vesa case and intend to mount it on the back of a Panasonic Viera TV. I want to view stills primarily, but it woud be nice to watch video as well. Also I use an Apple TV with my main TV, so I can also stram Photos & Video from the Pi.

  • plex.plessers@gmail.complex.plessers@gmail.com Members, Plex Pass Posts: 400 Plex Pass
    edited October 2015

    Hello everyone,

    new in the HTPCGuides appliance, so sorry for any stupid questions here.
    I installed the appliance on
    http://www.htpcguides.com/raspberry-pi-2-media-server-image-2015-released/
    Pi Media Server Image v10 with HTPC Manager (mega mirror)

    Everything works fine, but I have a message from plex media server that there is an update available.
    Currently running 0.9.11.16

    So I followed instructions on
    http://www.htpcguides.com/install-plex-media-server-on-raspberry-pi-2/

    Here are my commands

    ===========================================

    Method 1 – Install Plex Media Server on Raspberry Pi 2 using Repository

    ===========================================

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https -y --force-yes
    wget -O - https://dev2day.de/pms/dev2day-pms.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
    ldd --version
    echo "deb https://dev2day.de/pms/ jessie main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pms.list

    sudo apt-get install -t jessie plexmediaserver -y

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
    sudo bash /usr/lib/plexmediaserver/start.sh &
    sudo init 6

    But, if I check my version on the web interface, it still says 0.9.11.16

    any ideas?

    kind regards,
    Bart

  • NedtheNerdNedtheNerd Members, Plex Pass Posts: 3,742 Plex Pass
    edited October 2015

    Only general releases of PMS are available in the repository, latest being 0.9.12.13. That's why running apt-get update doesn't find anything newer than what you have.

    Regards

  • plex.plessers@gmail.complex.plessers@gmail.com Members, Plex Pass Posts: 400 Plex Pass

    OK, thanx.
    The problem was that I was forgotten to expand my disk, and upgrade failed. Installation of PMS was broken.
    I reinstalled, and everything works fine now.

    Is there any way to upgrade to PlexMediaServer-0.9.12.18.1520-6833552-arm7.spk ?

    kind regards,
    B

  • NedtheNerdNedtheNerd Members, Plex Pass Posts: 3,742 Plex Pass

    No real advantage (unless you have a new Apple TV4), the PlexPass releases don't really offer anything new, stick with the stable on the RPi.

    Regards

  • ToumassaToumassa Members Posts: 4 ✭✭

    Hi everyone,

    I wrote a little code (not very robust) but it always works for me :). This will download and install the latest version :

    echo "\n\n---------------Working in /tmp\n" cd /tmp echo "\n\n---------------Removing all temp files in relation with plex\n" rm plex* echo "\n\n---------------Searching for the latest version\n" wget -r -l0 --no-parent --no-directories -A 'plexmediaserver_*~jessie_armhf.deb' "https://dev2day.de/pms/pool/main/p/plexmediaserver/" echo "\n\n---------------Installation\n\n" sudo dpkg -i plex* echo "\n\n---------------Updated: OK"

    PS: For wheezy replace 'plexmediaserver_~jessie_armhf.deb' by 'plexmediaserver_~wheezy_armhf.deb'

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