Since I want to have things clean and tidy on my Ubuntu server I decided to create a Ubuntu package from Plex Media Server. The package is nice and handles setup of an account, upstart script and dependency tracking. I have published my scripts at github if someone wants to create a debian package to use at their machine as well.
I have decided to not publish a precompiled .deb until the Plex Team fully endorses it, because of bandwidth requirements and redistribution rights, so for now you have to 'build' the debian package yourself. Don't worry, it's easy :-)
Instructions on how to build and install is also on Github, follow the links below.
Anyway, code and issue tracking https://github.com/t...iaServer-Ubuntu. Or if you just want to download the latest version of the scripts and don't care about git you can follow this link:https://github.com/t.../tarball/master
Notes to the Plex Team:
- It would be nice to be able to run Plex Media Server from any directory and just give an argument or environment variable of where the resources directory is.
- Seems like the server can't run if the user that is running it doesn't have a shell. Seems like a strange requirement.
- The server segfaults if it can't write to ~/Library
Have fun! (And thanks a million to Plex Team for their awesome work!)