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I just updated my plex server manually without any issues. Thought I would mention it in case anyone else was wondering if an update would break the server.

Went from 1.7.x to 1.9.4.4325

update steps:


yum update
wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server/1.9.4.4325-1bf240a65/plexmediaserver-1.9.4.4325-1bf240a65.x86_64.rpm
yum install plexmediaserver*.rpm


I did have to manually start the server after install. I did that through the web interface.

If I find any regressions I will post them here, but so far everything seems fine.
Monday, October 16 2017, 06:29 PM
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    Monday, January 15 2018, 12:04 AM - #Permalink
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    Just wanted to let everyone know that moving to 1.10.1.4602 also seems to have gone smoothly.

    I also revised the process a little:

    yum update
    wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server/1.10.1.4602-f54242b6b/plexmediaserver-1.10.1.4602-f54242b6b.x86_64.rpm
    yum install plexmediaserver*.rpm
    rm plexmediaserver*.rpm
    start plexmediaserver.service
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    Monday, January 15 2018, 01:02 AM - #Permalink
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    You can also just put the url in the yum command directly, such as:
    yum update https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server/1.11.0.4666-fc63598ba/plexmediaserver-1.11.0.4666-fc63598ba.x86_64.rpm
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    Tuesday, January 16 2018, 07:53 PM - #Permalink
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    Yeah, manually updating ClearOS to the last version is very easy to do. I always used:


    yum localinstall
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    Tuesday, January 16 2018, 08:21 PM - #Permalink
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    Why not just install the plex repo and do a yum update...... (I keep mine disabled so I can update when I want).
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    Tuesday, January 16 2018, 10:36 PM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    Why not just install the plex repo and do a yum update...... (I keep mine disabled so I can update when I want).

    I did that, but it only fetched public releases not "pass" ones. It also broke for some reason and I didn't bother fixing it.

    The plex gives me a link whenever a pass (beta!) version is released and I just pass it to yum. I also need to delete the rpms accumulating in /tmp folder from time to time.
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    Tuesday, January 16 2018, 11:05 PM - #Permalink
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    I presume that everyone is using the plex repo for clearos, but that app seems to be infrequently updated.

    Plex has server updates frequently, like once a month, or more. The clearos app seems to be updated once a year, perhaps less. So currently the clearos app brings the plex server version at 1.7.x plex is currently at 1.10.x (3 major releases behind)

    I don't care to update the server with every minor plex update, but depending on what new features or bug fixes are avalable tend to evaluate each major release. I figured that others might be looking in the forums for advise on an easy way to upgrade. Plex does remind people when updates are avalable.
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    Wednesday, January 17 2018, 07:21 PM - #Permalink
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    By default, plexmediaserver comes from the clearos-contribs repo and is not often updated - currently it is 10 releases behind the plex repo. The current build from the plex repo is in clearos-contribs-testing so may appear soon. If you want to keep up with the public plex releases then you can install the plex repo directly like me. If you keep it disabled you can do an update manually by doing:
    yum update plexmediaserver --enablerepo=PlexRepo


    Note that in ClearOS it is in the contribs repo as it is outside the core ClearOS packages and is independently maintained.
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    Saturday, January 20 2018, 06:28 PM - #Permalink
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    @Nick not sure but is the Plex repo not already added during installation of ClearOS? This morning I tried to add the Plex repo but yum was complaining there where two Plex repos after I added the Plex repo. So that made my think it's already added during installation.. btw it was disabled by default.
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    Saturday, January 20 2018, 07:28 PM - #Permalink
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    I've no idea how the repo got installed. I know I have installed it in the past but that may have been on 6.x and the app installed it in 7.x. I've just looked in the app-plex* rpm's and the repo is not directly there. It could be elsewhere in the structure and copied across by the post install scripts.
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    Saturday, January 20 2018, 07:39 PM - #Permalink
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    I'm not sure either.., I have to do fresh install and monitor the install. Maybe then it's clear what's installing it..
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    Saturday, January 20 2018, 07:58 PM - #Permalink
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    I'm afraid it is not worth the effort of a fresh install. I'd do better to inspect the rpm's. One thing that is odd is if you browse the clearos-contribs repo you'll find app-plex and app-plex-core but no plexmediaserver rpm, but if you do a "yum search --showduplicates plexmediaserver" you find it in clearos-contribs .......
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    Saturday, January 20 2018, 08:26 PM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    I'm afraid it is not worth the effort of a fresh install. I'd do better to inspect the rpm's. One thing that is odd is if you browse the clearos-contribs repo you'll find app-plex and app-plex-core but no plexmediaserver rpm


    True, I had the same result.



    , but if you do a "yum search --showduplicates plexmediaserver" you find it in clearos-contribs .......


    If I execute this command I see two plexmediaserver rpm's available, but it's not showing the repo. How is that done?


    * private-clearcenter-verified-updates: download1.clearsdn.com:80
    * private-clearcenter-wpad: download3.clearsdn.com:80
    ===================================== N/S matched: plexmediaserver =====================================
    plexmediaserver-1.7.5.4035-313f93718.x86_64 : Plex organizes all of your personal media so you can easily access and enjoy it.
    plexmediaserver-1.10.1.4602-f54242b6b.x86_64 : Plex organizes all of your personal media so you can easily access and enjoy it.



    This one is installed


    [root@voyager ~]# find-repos-of-install plexmediaserver
    Loaded plugins: clearcenter-marketplace, fastestmirror
    ClearCenter Marketplace: fetching repositories...
    plexmediaserver-1.10.1.4602-f54242b6b.x86_64 from repo PlexRepo
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    Saturday, January 20 2018, 09:18 PM - #Permalink
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    That's because I gave you the wrong command! Because I do it so often I use a macro "yum-s" and I incorrectly remembered what it meant. What I should have said was:
    yum --showduplicates list plexmediaserver
    Then you see the repo of the installed package and of all available packages in enabled repos. You could also add --enablerepo=PlexRepo.
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    Saturday, January 20 2018, 10:10 PM - #Permalink
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    ah, yes that's working fine!


    Installed Packages
    plexmediaserver.x86_64 1.10.1.4602-f54242b6b @PlexRepo
    Available Packages
    plexmediaserver.x86_64 1.7.5.4035-313f93718 clearos-contribs
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    Sunday, January 21 2018, 11:32 AM - #Permalink
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    I can confirm that the plex.repo is installed during installation of the Plex app via the marketplace. I just installed ClearOS in a virtual machine so I easily could monitor and check the installation.
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