I kept wondering why Syncthing releases on one of my Pis would lag behind my other one.1 The big difference between the two is that one runs Raspbian and the other, Manjaro23. This wouldn’t happen earlier when they ran Arch and Manjaro.
And today, I head-slappingly remembered, that it did lag and I had to do stuff to get at the latest software stuff.

What I had to do, was to switch Manjaro’s software branch to unstable (as opposed to the default stable. Read more here.)
The only reason I use Manjaro, instead of Arch4, is that the Arch kernel does not boot on this Pi and I want the latest Arch stuff, which is what the unstable Manjaro software branch offers.

So a …

sudo pacman-mirrors --api --set-branch unstable

switches me to the unstable branch and …

sudo pacman-mirrors --fasttrack 5 && sudo pacman -Syu 

will resync all the software with what’s available on that branch.

Tada, I have syncthing v1.27.2 "Gold Grasshopper" on all my machines :)

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  1. as well as other software in general ↩︎

  2. because, reasons. and a long chain of upgrade and experimentation and moves from Pis 3 to 4 to 5 ↩︎

  3. It’s the Manjaro Pi that lags. And yes, I know you can already guess why ↩︎

  4. with apologies to Manjaro ↩︎