IMPORTANT UPDATE: the script had a bug, that was just fixed. If you already downloaded it (on the day when this post was originally released), please download it again.
In the comment section a few people voiced the idea that the Plex Media Server should be updateable without re-flashing the whole firmware. That’s an excellent idea.
Since I’m still travelling I can’t build a full-blown firmware for this (I can’t do any testing without my loyal Linkstation LS-WVL) but I can share the “engine” that’s going to do the heavy-lifting.
If you know how to use SSH on your Linkstation, please try to run this script and report back with the result. If it works, I can try to implement it on the web interface and we could ship it to all users. (As soon as I can get to my device.)
Still no news on LS400/420 support. I know people would like it very much but I just can’t match my time, location and the location of an LS400 yet.
Here’s how you can run the script:
- Log in to your Linkstation through SSH
- Run the following commmand (as one line) to download the script:
wget --no-check-certificate https://raw.githubusercontent.com/GaryTomato/buffaloplex/master/resources/additions/test/usr/local/sbin/update-plex
- Run the script:
Check the output. It should download and install the latest public Plex Media Server version onto the Linkstation, using the Synology package. It will ask you to restart the Plex Media Server service. You can do that from the command-line or from the web interface.
If it doesn’t seem to work, please do the following:
- Copy all output to a text file and send it to me. (In the comment section or e-mail. You can guess my address from “my name at my domain”.)
- Try to run the last command with a specific version of the Plex Media Server, like this: (as one line)
sh update-plex https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server/0.9.12.19.1537-f38ac80/PlexMediaServer-0.9.12.19.1537-f38ac80-arm.spk
- If that didn’t work either, copy that output too and send it to me.
If it works on first try and you have a PlexPass, now you can upgrade your server to PlexPass versions too. You just need to go to the Plex archive (after logging in) and get the link for the Synology ARM package for the specific version you want to install.
Please send feedback regardless, for everyone’s benefit.