Install Plex on your Seedbox(server) without Root!(sudo)
*UPDATE* latest version here http://downloads.plexapp.com/plex-media-server/0.9.8.18.290-11b7fdd/plexmediaserver_0.9.8.18.290-11b7fdd_amd64.deb
Some of us may have a seedbox or a VPS out there on the web. Typically while renting a slot through such provider we aren’t given sudo access. So how can I install applications such as Plex on them? Below you’ll find a very simple solution of doing so!
The seedbox I have uses the OS Debian. To grab higher res photos here
SSH into your Server using your favorite ssh software. I’ll be using terminal(MAC) but putty is a great alternative for Windows!
The wonderful team over here came up with a way to package plex for Debian servers. We will be using their latest version which can be found here. Alternatively you can use the BASH command and do [CODE]# wget http://downloads.plexapp.com/plex-media-server/0.9.8.6.175-88ffbb2/plexmediaserver_0.9.8.6.175-88ffbb2_amd64.deb[/CODE]
Once you’ve downloaded plexmediaserver_0.9.8.2.82-b32b611_amd64.deb. FTP into your server and place it in the root dir of your slot.
Next step is to unpack plexmediaserver_0.9.8.2.82-b32b611_amd64.deb. To do so go back to your ssh software and type.
[CODE]ar x plexmediaserver_0.9.8.2.82-b32b611_amd64.deb[/CODE]
Type [CODE]ls[/CODE] And you should see control.tar.gz, data.tar.gz , debian-binary and plexmediaserver_0.9.8.2.82-b32b611_amd64.deb. What we have done is simple extracted the deb file. Now the next part is to extract both .gz files.
To do this simply extract the data.tar.gz file. [CODE]tar xvzf data.tar.gz[/CODE] You will see a ton of files extract on your terminal! So don’t worry.
Type in [CODE]ls[/CODE] and you should see, control.tar.gz data.tar.gz debian-binary etc plexmediaserver_0.9.8.2.82-b32b611_amd64.deb usr. At this point you are nearly there!
You can now remove control.tar.gz, data.tar.gz, debian-binary and plexmediaserver.deb if you like!
The final step is getting to the Plexmediaserver. Depending on where you installed your plexmediaserver, the filepaths may initially look different. For me. Its simply [CODE] cd usr/lib/plexmediaserver [/CODE]
Once you have located that directory. Enter in [CODE]bash start.sh[/CODE]
You will see some folders created and it will notify you that Plex Media Server is running!
Now you can go to your server box’s address and enter in the default port number and begin the setup for plex!