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Which Version of PMS is Stable?

bobsmithhomebobsmithhome Posts: 11Members ✭✭
I have been unable to get PMS to work and I am close to giving up. I hate to do that because I bought a Roku box primarily for using Plex. These are the problems I am having:

1) PMS installs from the repo, but I get the following error when updating:
W: GPG error: http://www.plexapp.com lucid InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 43525C28E533491A
W: Failed to fetch http://www.plexapp.com/repo/dists/lucid/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found)
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

2) I am unable to drill down to my media files via the Plex interface. When I click on the parent directory, it starts displaying subfolders but it stops after an instant. So I must enter the path manually.

3) After entering the path manually, PMS enters the movie icon into the left panel, but it does nothing - it just sits there. I suspect that it simply cannot detect subfolders.

I am using Mint 13 (Mate). On a previous install of Mate 13 just a few days ago I had it working, so I'm wondering if a newer version was pushed to the repository recently. I can't seem to get any help here regarding the GPG and index files errors I receive, so I'm thinking that I'll try some older and more stable versions. But before I start downloading and trying deb files, I have two questions:

QUESTION: Which version is likely to be the most stable?

QUESTION: When installing with a deb file, how do I completely remove all traces of PMS?

Thanks!

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  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360Members ✭✭✭
    edited August 2012

    I have been unable to get PMS to work and I am close to giving up. I hate to do that because I bought a Roku box primarily for using Plex. These are the problems I am having:

    1) PMS installs from the repo, but I get the following error when updating:
    W: GPG error: http://www.plexapp.com lucid InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 43525C28E533491A
    W: Failed to fetch http://www.plexapp.com/repo/dists/lucid/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found)
    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    2) I am unable to drill down to my media files via the Plex interface. When I click on the parent directory, it starts displaying subfolders but it stops after an instant. So I must enter the path manually.

    3) After entering the path manually, PMS enters the movie icon into the left panel, but it does nothing - it just sits there. I suspect that it simply cannot detect subfolders.

    I am using Mint 13 (Mate). On a previous install of Mate 13 just a few days ago I had it working, so I'm wondering if a newer version was pushed to the repository recently. I can't seem to get any help here regarding the GPG and index files errors I receive, so I'm thinking that I'll try some older and more stable versions. But before I start downloading and trying deb files, I have two questions:

    QUESTION: Which version is likely to be the most stable?

    QUESTION: When installing with a deb file, how do I completely remove all traces of PMS?

    Thanks!

    HI,

    1) http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/41239-new-gpg-key-for-ubuntu-repository-read-this-if-you-have-problems/page__p__278417__hl__gpg__fromsearch__1#entry278417

    2) and 3) I assume this is when you are trying to add media to a section? The Plex Server runs as user plex, you'll need to ensure your directory permissions allow user plex access to the locations of your media

    .9.6.7 is the most stable

    sudo dpkg -r package_name and then manually delete everything in /var/lib/plexmediaserver
  • bobsmithhomebobsmithhome Posts: 11Members ✭✭
    Trudge wrote:

    HI,

    1) http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/41239-new-gpg-key-for-ubuntu-repository-read-this-if-you-have-problems/page__p__278417__hl__gpg__fromsearch__1#entry278417

    2) and 3) I assume this is when you are trying to add media to a section? The Plex Server runs as user plex, you'll need to ensure your directory permissions allow user plex access to the locations of your media

    .9.6.7 is the most stable

    sudo dpkg -r package_name and then manually delete everything in /var/lib/plexmediaserver


    Thanks Trudge! Blowing away the source line in the repository fixed the error messages. I missed that. I also edited fstab so PMS could access the subfolders. Now it is working great! A million thanks.
  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360Members ✭✭✭

    Thanks Trudge! Blowing away the source line in the repository fixed the error messages. I missed that. I also edited fstab so PMS could access the subfolders. Now it is working great! A million thanks.

    Yeah, i think your issue was you used the package manager to add the repo, which makes assumptions that then tripped you up. If you'd manually added it you'd have been find :)
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