[Slackbuilds-users] Plex version too old
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Thu May 3 18:24:42 UTC 2018
I haven't. Past attempts to contact individual maintainers have not been
very successful. I'll try anyway.
On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 11:24 AM, Willy Sudiarto Raharjo <
willysr at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
> > 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
> > 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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