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Plex Install & Updating issue

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jeffmnelson

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My Plex jail just stopped working about a week ago. After exhausting every option I could think of, I removed Plex and tried to re-install it. When I tried to install the Plex plugin I get the following error:

Exception Value: [MiddlewareError: Failed to download http://download.freenas.org/plugins/9/x64: HTTP Error 404: Not Found]

I am able to install other plugins so I know the issue is just with Plex for some reason.

To get around this, I installed Plex by downloading the latest PBI from http://download.freenas.org/plugins/9/x64/. This allowed me to install it but it installs version 1.9. I figured I could install it and then just update it but when I SSH into the new, custom jail and run the PMS_Updater update script I have always used in the past, it doesn't work. The script runs properly but when I then fire up Plex again, it's still running an old version.

From what I've read, this is because the PMS_Updater isn't designed to run on custom jails and only updates when installing from the Plugin menu. I also tried the PKG Update from within the jail but that doesn't seem to do anything either. What I'm looking for is either a way to install using the plugin menu so I can do things the way I've always done or a way to update my new, working plex install in my custom jail.

Thanks
 

Ericloewe

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To get around this, I installed Plex by downloading the latest PBI
PBI? Are you a masochist or something? Update to a supported version of FreeNAS and either install Plex manually or use the iocage plugin.
 

jeffmnelson

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Yeah, for some reason, 11.2 won't run on my hardware. I've tried installing it a few times and I can't get things to boot. 11.1 works fine so that's where I'm at. I've always just installed Plex from the plugins menu and I don't have a lot of experience with FreeBSD. From what I've read, iocage isn't supported by 11.1 but I could be wrong. I've looked at installing using CLI but if I'm not mistaken, doing so will not allow me to administer things through the FreeNAS GUI which I prefer. Not a deal breaker but I'm just not a fan of using CLI if I can help it.

I think the issue I'm having with installing using the plugins menu is the URL for the Plex install is incorrect or has changed. I'm not sure if this is something I can fix or if it needs to be fixed by the FreeNAS team. I'm open to suggestions though.
 

jeffmnelson

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I installed Plex using the CLI in a custom Jail. So far, everything seems to be working so far. Just importing my library right now. I now see what you mean. After setting up the jail, installing and updating was so easy. Good learning experience though. Thanks for the suggestion
 

Bill McFarland

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PBI? Are you a masochist or something? Update to a supported version of FreeNAS and either install Plex manually or use the iocage plugin.
So FreeNas 11.1 is no longer supported??? Asking because I'm having the same problem?
 

Ericloewe

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Yes, but more than that, Warden is a massive pain. Everyone pretty much jumped on iocage even before it officially replaced Warden in FreeNAS.
 
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