[Slackbuilds-users] Plex version too old

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at slackbuilds.org
Thu May 3 17:24:03 UTC 2018

> I recently moved my Plex library from a Slack 14.2 box to a Slack64 14.2
> system. It is actually exactly the same hardware, from a different hard
> drive. I therefore installed the plexmediaserver package from
> slackbuilds.org <http://slackbuilds.org> in my Slack64 14.2. This
> installs version 1.4.2, while the most recent version seems to be 1.12.3. 
> The problem is that version 1.4.2 does not work in my Slack64 14.2 - in
> a nutshell, videos cannot be played, because the relevant codecs can't
> be downloaded by that version of the Plex server. After removing the
> 1.4.2 version, I proceeded to download and install the 1.12.3 version,
> by modifying the plexmediaserver.Slackbuild file from slackbuilds.org
> <http://slackbuilds.org>. With this version, the codecs are
> automatically downloaded, as they should, and my videos play without a
> problem.
> I think that this has already been discussed in this forum, but it may
> be worth the while bringing it up again: what's the point of keeping a
> package that leads to a non-working installed software? I understand
> that, for the sake of a stable system, as Slackware is  deservedly
> reputed to be, having the latest and greatest is probably not always a
> good idea - although sometimes it may be. This aside, the other side of
> the coin is that slackbuilds.org <http://slackbuilds.org> packages
> should result in installed software that works. 
> Should this not be part of the responsibility of package maintainers? I
> acknowledge that this can be a pain in the neck, but it you can't do so
> for whatever reason, do not maintain the package.

Have you tried to contact the maintainer?

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

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