Fullbean Tutorials - Update the Plex Media Server
On a computer other than the Plex Media Server, go to https://www.plex.tv/downloads/ and select the 64-bit Ubuntu download
Do not actually download the file at this time. Just right click and copy the download URL to a text file
Connect a keyboard and mouse to the Plex Server (or telnet with SSH to this device using a program such as Putty if using Windows)
Log in to the Plex Server
To simplify finding the file to be downloaded in the next step, at the terminal, type cd ~ This will take you to your home directory.
Type wget followed by the download link address as copied above and press Enter
Example wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server/126.96.36.19948-b38628e/plexmediaserver_188.8.131.5248-b38628e_amd64.deb
The terminal screen will reveal where the file was downloaded. Note that information.
Making sure that you are in the directory where the downloaded file is located, type
dpkg -i followed by the file location and then press Enter
Example dpkg -i 184.108.40.20648-b38628e/plexmediaserver_220.127.116.1148-b38628e_amd64.deb
Once that the package has installed, restart the Plex Media Server.
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