This is one of the latest “solution” to use to fix this Discord issue, as it doesn’t fix the issue, you still need to wait for the package to be created, last time it took two days, it already happened it took more.
The two best options are to use a local Discord client instead of installing it system wide (just extract Discord archive provided by Discord, where you want it, execute Discord, the end, forever, no need to wait for someone to package it for Arch, get the update instantly when it is available), or to use the config file trick (change the Discord version in one of its config file, to trick the Discord servers into thinking you are up to date).
To be honest I would instantly fast track without testing the Discord package as soon as it reaches Unstable branch, as the outdated client is of no use without user intervention anyway, so you risk pretty much nothing fast tracking it.
I got too sick of waiting for it to be updated today and just did it manually.
Opened Krusader in root mode, navigated to “/opt/discord/” in one side and my extracted “discord-0.0.20.tar.gz” on the other side. Copied the files from the tar to the opt. Shortcut said it couldn’t run so I had to go into properties on discord.desktop in the opt folder and make sure to check the executable box. Now it is able to open and run.
If this happens again I’ll probably just try out the flatpak.
Discord works fine without the update. I know it is annoying to wait for the new version, but it is more annoying form Discord devs to force “update or quit”.
You can simply bypass this by disabling the update check. Edit the following file:
Discord is an electron app and therefore independent from other packages. it seems discord also “forces” the user to have the latest version, otherwise it won’t work. You can always check the state of which version is on which branch to see if it is outdated via our packages service. I’ve pushed it now also to our stable branch. Else you can also update it via any mirror from the sync folder:
If a newer version of discord is available you will find it for sure in the sync folder. If it works and you have tested it on your branch you can request an update for that branch by pinging one of our Manjaro team members.