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How to install PlexHT on Linux

ikbenbenikbenben Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Hi there,

I've just upgraded my Linux media server to Ubuntu 16.04 and it has installed my PlexHT installation so I want to install it again. I've done some searching that has directed me to https://forums.plex.tv/topic/87253-plex-home-theater-linux-builds/ but it says I don't have access even though I should. I'm a Plex Pass holder for many years now.

Maybe that thread is dead and there is somewhere else I should be looking

Any ideas?

Best Answer

  • ikbenbenikbenben Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Accepted Answer

    Nevermind,

    I found the sudo-apt command to install it from my apt sources

    sudo apt-get install plexhometheater
    

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  • ikbenbenikbenben Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Accepted Answer

    Nevermind,

    I found the sudo-apt command to install it from my apt sources

    sudo apt-get install plexhometheater
    
  • lachatonfou@gmail.comlachatonfou@gmail.com Posts: 1Members

    how should my apt sources be config'd to apt-get that package?

  • ikbenbenikbenben Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited March 20

    @lachatonfou@gmail.com said:
    how should my apt sources be config'd to apt-get that package?

    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/plexapp/plexht/ubuntu xenial main

    but i do think you need to be a plex pass holder to be able to use it. not sure. i've been having problems with play back as well so not sure how good the build is

  • necroravennecroraven Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    How can I do it i have debian not ubuntu .

  • inskeep.plex.admininskeep.plex.admin Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    SO, I've stumbled into this thread and, after adding the
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/plexapp/plexht/ubuntu xenial main
    to my /etc/apt/sources.list I was presented with

    The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 5CB313A0EB7DFFFB

    This was (easily?) fixed by installing y-ppa-manager
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager
    This is a handy GUI tool which can be launched via terminal 'y-ppa-manager' then clicking on Advanced, from the list of advanced tasks, select "Try to import all missing GPG keys" and click OK. This gave me the GPG key for the repository so all that remained was another
    sudo apt-get update
    then
    sudo apt-get install plexhometheater
    Unfortunately, it appears there are dependency issues that still need to be worked through..

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    plexhometheater : Depends: libboost-system1.58.0 but it is not installable
    Depends: libboost-thread1.58.0 but it is not installable
    Depends: libglew1.13 (>= 1.12.0) but it is not installable
    Depends: libpng12-0 (>= 1.2.13-4) but it is not installable
    Depends: libcec (>= 2.1) but it is not installable or
    libcec2 but it is not installable or
    libcec3 but it is not installable
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    It would be great if this project was mainstreamed, it seems unusual to have front end support for so many devices, but not a nix OS..

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