I am on stable branch and today I received a big update (no announcement yet).
There is archlinux-appstream-data from 20230715-1 to 20230827-2, and it causes a problem to Pamac: the browse page is empty, as already reported by other users:
I agree. And maybe this is why there hasn’t been a Stable Updates thread yet, i.e. maybe they’re trying to pull that package from the update again. But of course, for those who’ve already gone ahead with it, there would then later be a downgraded or patched version of the package.
On a personal note, I don’t really care about this bug, given that I never use the pamac GUI anyway. I always update everything from the command line with pacman for the repository packages, and then with either the pamac CLI, yay or trizen for my AUR stuff — I don’t use any AppImages, Snaps or FlatPaks.
Or was it a herring? Oh wait… No, those are for cutting down the mightiest tree in the forest.
According to the News section in octopi, today’s update would indeed be a Testing update, but like the rest of you, I’m on Stable, and therefore I should not be seeing that update. Thus, it would appear that somebody made a boo-boo and accidentally pushed the Testing update out onto the Stable repository.