Plex Media Server Port issues

Waitman Gobble uzimac at
Wed Mar 19 17:14:09 UTC 2014

On 3/19/2014 8:59 AM, Kaya Saman wrote:
> On 03/19/2014 12:08 AM, Waitman Gobble wrote:
>> On 3/18/2014 4:36 PM, Kaya Saman wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm experiencing 3 issues with the Plex Media Server....
>>> My configuration is running FreeBSD 10.0 x64 with the ports tree up 
>>> to date.
>>> Issue 1: Upon first installing the port everything went fine 
>>> however, PMS wouldn't start and kept complaining about a Python C 
>>> Lang issue... Google'ing  I managed to find a FreeBSD Forum posting 
>>> stating to insert this line:
>>> #!/bin/sh
>>> export LD_LIBMAP="/lib/ 
>>> /usr/local/share/plexmediaserver/"
>> I don't recall using Plex Media Server however I think you are 
>> missing something in your LD_LIBMAP.. like an equal sign, instead of 
>> the space.. ie other
> Thanks for the hint, I added it into the file and restarted 
> the PMS service.
> I'm not sure if it actually did anything though as nothing seems to 
> have changed.
> In the meantime however, shouldn't that have been added into the port 
> in anycase?
> I can definitely say that the DLNA server isn't visible. I will check 
> in the meantime to see if there is a setting somewhere maybe in the 
> Preferences.xml file to turn on the visibility... unless anyone else 
> has any ideas?
> Regards,
> Kaya
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Not sure, it looks like plex media server is a closed source proprietary 
program. Are they using their own libc for some sort of DRM scheme? Not 
sure how that works with GNU software, maybe they wrote their own 
closed-source libc?
does /usr/local/share/plexmediaserver/ exist? maybe you need to 
use the FreeBSD libc in the compatibility libraries...

Anyway the ports Makefile shows their binary files are compiled for 
FreeBSD 9 , and uses the libstdc++ in 
${LOCALBASE}/lib/compat/ but no mention of libc.


Waitman Gobble
San Jose California USA

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