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[HOWTO] Fix Plex Media Server Update 0.9.12

Recent Plex Media Server update contains erroneous script which brings package management on some systems to non-working state. On my system the original issue looks like this:

The update leaves Plex Media Server in a working state since previous installations did the job this one can’t. The added bonus though is that package managers like apt-get and dpkg cease to fullfil their duties and it’s something not generally desirable.

The issue is relevant to Linux Mint 15+ and may also be relevant to Ubuntu 15.04 but I haven’t tested the latter specifically. The fix involves removing erroneous package, fixing it’s contents and reinstalling to get Plex and package managers to working state again. Continue Reading →