I’m experiencing the same in Germany. This is a more or less frequent problem with new pipe and similar apps, and I have witnessed it several times in the past. Apparently, whenever YouTube makes a relevant change on their side, the apps stop working and have to be fixed.
This is a regular expression bug which is fixed in Newpipe 0.18.2. Unfortunately, only 0.18.1 is available in F-Droid at this time. You’ll need to download the package from github if you want an immediate fix.
How do I refresh my repository? In my f-droid repo, it is stated that it updated jan 21. Even though I configured f-droid to check for updates every 24hrs.
I just saw that in my fdroid settings, I had “include apps with potentially unwanted functionalities” (or st like that. I translated the sentence from French) was set to False. So maybe it doesnt check for newpipe updates?
In the expert part of fdroid parameters, nothing is checked. Is this OK?
Not working so far, and I dont get why. Will do once it’s OK.
F-Droid’s is still 0.18.1. You sure you didn’t update from github? If you update from another source, then look in F-Droid, it will show whatever version is currently installed, even if it’s newer than the version available in F-Droid.