The official Manjaro Discord package is out of date and Discord itself is blocking runtime unless updated (
https://support.discord.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360057789311-Discord-won-t-open-on-Linux-when-an-update-is-available?page=1). This user-toxic behavior on the part of Discord makes me wonder if Manjaro should either:
- Make an exception for Discord and release updates to the official repository immediately
- No longer support Discord in the official repository, since it doesn’t always work from there, like now
I’m in favor of either option, and really this is Discord’s fault, not Manjaro’s. However, as a Manjaro user, every other official application package I have installed works consistently, so this is a blemish on that otherwise-perfect record.
That all being said, is there a current way to enjoy having Discord installed always on Manjaro without having to resort to unsupported workarounds such as editing json data to trick Discord into thinking it’s updated, or manually installing via Discord’s tar.gz package link in the “lucky day” prompt’s dropdown? If there’s an AUR package that works around this, I’m interested.
The Discord package on the official Arch repository has the same issue, according to Arch users posting in the Discord issue thread linked. I’m interested in what options are available.