Plex Home Theater 1.4.1 updated for Debian/sid

Debian/sid is going through a big restructuring with the switch to a new gcc and libstc++. Furthermore, libcec3 is now the default. So I have updated my PHT builds for Debian/sid to build and install on the current status, both for amd64 and i386.


Add the following lines to your sources.list:

deb sid pht
deb-src sid pht

You can also grab the binary for amd64 directly here for amd64 and i386, you can get the source package with


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

For Debian/testing I am waiting until the transition has settled. Please wait a bit more.

Now be ready for enjoying the next movie!

10 Responses

  1. Stefan says:

    Hi! I did a dist-upgrade on my jessie/testing machine and now I only get “Segmentation Fault” when launching plexhometheater. Should I just wait til you release an update? (I have no problem with this, only asking to check if there is a workaround).

  2. Do you think you will add Plex Media Player to the repository also? Seems like Plex will abandon PHT in the future.

    • Sure enough, if it is open source and I can build it 😉 Thanks, I didn’t know about this.

    • Hmm, one second thought and checking through the build instructions, that looks like a pain. It requires Qt5.6alpha, while in Debian we are still at 5.4. I need to investigate this, but don’t see an immediate simple solution.

      • Stefan says:

        No rush, I assume PHT will continue to function for at least a year. But Plex wont add any new features to it. Maybe Debian Testing (which i’m running) will get Qt5.6 until then. For now PHT seems far superior to PMP after a quick glance, but I guess PMP will be improved quickly now while it is being tested by PlexPass users.

  1. 2015/08/27

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