Need General Help Installing Plex on Ubuntu 12.04
Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:13 AM
Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:22 PM
I am pretty new to Ubuntu, and the installation directions they give you on the Plex website are very confusing. I don't know where I enter those values. I found the terminal emulator, but I don't understand the first part of the directions about the myplex.list or whatever. Can anyone help me out? I've googled it for a few days now, and I just can't figure it out. I am pretty knowledgeable with computers, but Windows is my specialty I guess you could say. I just started up with Ubuntu a few days ago. ANY help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Someone might be able to just give you step-by-step instructions that you could copy/paste, and you may be able to get it done - but you wouldn't actually understand what you did. I think it's far better to learn a thing or two so you know what you're doing.
You should probably do some reading in this case. Here's a document about software repositories. You should gain some overall knowledge of them, but you'll specifically be interested in the "Adding Other Repositories" section for the installation of PMS.
Once you understand how to add a third-party repository, then you'll understand what the instructions here mean:
Have fun, and good luck.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:54 AM
sudo -i echo "deb http://www.plexapp.com/repo lucid main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plex.list apt-get update apt-get install plexmediaserver
sudo will ask you for your password to gain root privileges.
start/stop: sudo service plexmediaserver [start/stop]