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How do I upgrade plexmediserver on a standard FreeNAS 11.1 jail (NOT the plugin).

Paul BurdenPaul Burden Members, Plex Pass Posts: 1 Plex Pass

I've set the jail up as a bog standard FreeBSD jail and installed plexmediserver. All's working but plex tells me there's and update. The free BSD repositories don't have the update (pkg update && pkg upgrade say all up-to-date).
How can I upgrade this in situ from the .tar.bz2 file without re-installing? I've read lots of old posts for much older versions from around 2014 but those don't achieve a simple straight forward upgrade.


  • mikec_ptmikec_pt Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 602 Plex Employee

    There was an Updater script somewhere for freenas, but I've also posted some "simple" instructions on how you can leverage the ports system to update to whatever version you get from plex.tv if the port/pkg is not up to date.

    See: https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/comment/1254097

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