Plex Home Theater 1.3.2 Debian build

I have updated my build of Plex Home Theater to the lastest release 1.3.2. All the builds from 1.3.0 onward had connection problems with my server. I have now changed to a different packaging by adapting the one from Plex for Ubuntu to the Debian standard. With this, I can finally use the PHT on my linux box again.

This post is outdated, please see Plex tag for the most recent release!


As before, here is a source package, and a binary build for amd64, ready to be used on Debian/jessie or sid. If you want to give it a try, add the following lines to your sources.list:

deb pht/
deb-src pht/

You can also grab the binary for amd64 directly here: here, you can get the source package with


The release file and changes file are signed with my official Debian key 0x860CDC13.


4 Responses

  1. bitbox says:

    Hi Norbert,

    I’m impatient to be able to test Plex Home Theater on my Debian/Cinnamon laptop. Unfortunately, after adding the two repo lines in my apt sources files (I added an /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexhometheater.list file containing your repo). I’m stuck with a GPG error when I run apt-get update saying:

    W: GPG error: pht/ Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 6CACA448860CDC13

    I looked around and tried the following to add your key:

    gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 0x09C5B094 && gpg --armor --export 0x09C5B094 | apt-key add -

    Which apparently installed your key (here is the output of a re-run of the previous command)

    gpg: requesting key 09C5B094 from hkp server
    gpg: key 09C5B094: "Norbert Preining " not changed
    gpg: Total number processed: 1
    gpg: unchanged: 1

    But it didn’t help, I still get the damned public key is not available warning when issuing an apt-get update command.

    Could someone please point me in the right direction ?

    • Hi,
      thanks, that was a stupid typo of mine. The key id you used (and what I wrote!, but now it is fixed), was my old 1024bit DSA key, which has been phased out.

      You need to the same gpg… | apt-key incantation with the new key 0x860CDC13

      Sorry for the inconveniences.

      I also tried to get 1.3.5 running, without success, nothing is ever played 🙁

  2. obeone says:

    Hi Norbert,
    Sorry for my english but now when I try to update I have this message:
    W: Erreur de GPG : jessie InRelease : Les signatures suivantes ne sont pas valables : KEYEXPIRED 1486379356
    So I understand I have to update the key but where can I found it ?

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