Hi, I usually run Emby on my laptop ( I don’t have it autostarted for this reason, I only start it sometimes when I want to watch media on another device because it’s my laptop ) and I wanted to try Plex to test it. I noticed there’s a Plex snap. However I have questions.
Why does the Plex snap running as root? Isn’t it supposed to be confined? Should I be concerned? Is this unsafe? If I install the Plex DEB from plex’s website it runs as “plex” user, not root.
The main reason I’m using the plex deb vs the snap (other than the snap running as root), is that I have the ability to disable autostart for the deb with “sudo systemctl disable plexmediaserver” and if I want to start it I can run “sudo systemctl start plexmediaserver”. Why can’t I do this for the snap? Also, the ability to move the cache directory to another drive is a must, which I don’t know if you can do with the snap.